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Corn High Yield Team

The Corn High Yield Team is a group of crop specialists and experts offering tips and ideas to maximize your corn yields.

Plant More Seeds with Narrow Rows By: 03/07/2014 @ 2:03pm

When seed company sales representatives extol how modern hybrids yield much more than past ones, they’re right. Since the mid-1950s, U.S. corn yields have annually…

Split Hybrids Between Management Zones By: 09/16/2014 @ 1:34pm

Somewhere, there has to be a field complete with uniform jet-black soils that can sprout a 250-bushel-per-acre corn…

Pop quiz time! True or false? By: 02/03/2014 @ 10:26am

There are lots of old wives’ tales about growing corn. The thing is, though, some of these beliefs might actually be…

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Rogue rootworms: Managing resistance By: 01/14/2014 @ 8:57am

Rootworm-resistant traits remain a good way to protect corn hybrids from corn rootworm. Still, cracks in the trait armor continue to appear.In Iowa, Iowa State University (ISU) entomologists have confirmed…

Cure for sick cornfields By: 12/12/2013 @ 2:50pm

Soybeans may get more attention on in-season fungicides, but there’s good evidence that it can often help corn yields, too. Carl Bradley, University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist, says the…

Regularly scouting reveals in-season maladies By: 11/05/2013 @ 9:57am

Each year, the “whoosh” of rustling leaves, the “che” of a shovel striking soil, and the “psshh” of flying shoveled dirt emanate from Jim Mitchell’s cornfields. That’s because the Eaton, Ohio…

4 points to ponder for 2014 corn By: 09/04/2013 @ 11:42am

If growing corn were akin to being a student, you’d be nervous now because final exam time is quickly approaching. The results of your corn-growing strategies will soon become apparent from your combine cab…

Get set for 2013 corn By: 03/04/2013 @ 11:25am

The clock is ticking for the start of the 2013 growing season. Here are six answers to commonly asked questions that have surfaced during the winter meeting circuit.1. How big a yield hit do I take for…

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