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The Cold Spell and Corn Crops

Wayne Fithian, Rob-See-Co Agronomy Manager

Every year there is a percentage of the corn crop that is exposed to very cold, wet conditions between planting and emergence. It is simply a consequence of farmers trying to plant their crop as early as they are able. Early planting is a great way to improve the chance of realizing the highest yield potential; research has shown this, farmers have learned this from personal experience, and seed company agronomists preach this - this one included! So, I think having a few fields challenged by cold temps is a good thing - it means our customers are trying hard to do the right things to raise a great crop! Read More