Sponsored: Eeny Meeny Miney Moe, Which Population and Row Width Made Our Corn Grow
Earlier this spring, Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® team planted their second year of their corn population and row width study at their Indiana PFR site. For this study, Beck's team used four different hybrids planted in four different populations ranging from 27,000 seeds/A. to 42,000 seeds/A. in both 20 and 30 in rows. The goal? To determine the economic optimum seeding rate for different row spacings to achieve the highest corn yields possible. You can click here to learn more about the multi-row width planter bar from Harvest International that was used to plant this study.
Fast forward five months and its finally time to harvest this plot. But how you ask?
Beck's used Capello's All Row Gladiator Corn Head to successfully (and efficiently) harvest both row spacings throughout the field with the same row head. The benefits of not only being able to plant multiple row widths with one planter, but then to harvest that same field with one machine is that it allows for the collection of the best, most comprehensive data possible. This data will then be used to help farmers determine the right row spacing, the right hybrid, and the right population for each field to maximize profitability.
Check out the video to learn more about the expectations for this study and which population and row width combinations will be the most successful this year.