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Corn Planting Tips


Tue, Apr 29th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

By Bjorn Rud

•Check your planting depth often! In southeastern Minnesota corn seeds should generally be planted 1 3/4 inches to 2 inches deep depending on soil type.

•Frequently check and adjust your planter. Seed placement is EXTREMELY important to maximize yield!

•Seed corn does not germinate until the soil reaches 50 degrees and warming.

•Plant when soil conditions are good - dry enough to cover to get adequate seed to soil contact.

•Make sure the extended day forecast looks favorable.

•It may seem that we will be planting late again this season but according to the University of Minnesota the optimum planting dates are April 25 - May 10.

•Many studies show that a use of starter helps corn emergence and helps set the stage for a healthy corn crop!

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