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9 Steps to a Perfect Corn Stand

More ears at harvest is the key to higher yield. That requires starting with a picket-fence stand with photocopied plants, achieved by adjusting your planter as conditions change from field to field and within fields, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie.

1. Plant into the best possible seedbed.

“You must be ready to plant when soil conditions are right,” Ferrie says. “But just because one field is ready doesn’t mean others are. Your pest boss and team must have the skills to know which fields are ready and help your planting crew plan their attack.”


March 30, 2023


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