We will be discussing the proven methods you can use to boost corn yields this year. I am sure you are already using most of these ideas. I challenge you to pick at least one idea that fits your farming practices and try to improve it.
• Use minimum or no-till — especially on erodible land. It helps in conserving moisture loss reduces soil erosion and minimizes compaction.
• Set a realistic yield goal — It should be based on your soil type, organic matter and historical data. Goals based on 2012 or 2013 alone will be unrealistic. So you may want to use last five-year average as a guide.
• Study yield maps — Analyze your yield data field by field with your Seed Consultant and try to Match hybrids with soil types.
• Do soil tissue tests — These tests should be conducted at the right time and the advice of the consultant followed.… Continue readingRead More »