So I have already had the call this spring. “My yield of corn last year was low, and I think I had a problem with my population.” Turns out I was in the field late last June, saw the issue of missing plants and said it was too late to determine the problem. Now they want to know how to avoid the problem again, but they changed planters. So I suggest basically the same things I did last year. You must go the field and look!
There are a number of things we look for when we have missing plants, delayed emergence and the possibility of low yield. Here is what we looked at to determine his problem and assess the situation.
I thought from some comments this spring that this was the problem. But when I looked over the Kinze planter the expected problems did not seem to be there.… Continue reading