INDIANAPOLIS — Late planting is only one factor that affects final yield. In a season dominated by uncontrollable weather, there are other considerations to help farmers get the most out of remaining yield potential.
A late spring stacks up stress for the rest of the season. It will be a race against the clock to obtain enough growing degree units (GDUs) before harvest.
“We really need heat and sunshine,” said Melissa Bell, Illinois Mycogen Seeds commercial agronomist. “We had a lot of cloudy and cool days in June, which is bad for a late-planted crop. Many farmers in this region are already starting preparations for drying corn in the event of a wet harvest.”
Here are three considerations to help farmers get the most out of their crops this fall.
For more information about managing late-planted corn and soybeans before harvest, talk to your local Mycogen Seeds agronomist and visit Mycogen.com/Agronomy.
Watch for gray leaf spot (pictured) and use a foliar fungicide to keep cornstalks strong.
About Mycogen Seeds
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About Corteva Agriscience
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