Published on Monday, May 21, 2018
Recent scouting has shown that the suboptimal planting conditions experienced in McLean County, Illinois are having some impact on the corn crops in the area. As corn approaches the V3 growth stage, I have found that populations are lower than what was planted due to issues with sidewall compaction.
Check out this video to learn more about the conditions observed, their causes, and how different closing wheels at planting could help prevent it in the future.
Stay tuned for updates on growing conditions in other areas and how these circumstances progress throughout the season.
Chad Kalaher | Field Agronomist
Author: Chad Kalaher
Categories: E Central Illinois
Tags: corn, Chad Kalaher, Agronomy, Illinois Agronomy, sidewall compaction, low populations
Beck’s Hybrids team sales agronomist for 22 counties in NE ¼ of IL and 7 counties in NW IN. Raised on grain and livestock farm in southern IL. B.S. Agronomy 1995 – University of Illinois, M.S. Weed Science 1997 – North Carolina State University. Previous positions in seed industry as researc
Beck’s Hybrids team sales agronomist for 22 counties in NE ¼ of IL and 7 counties in NW IN. Raised on grain and livestock farm in southern IL. B.S. Agronomy 1995 – University of Illinois, M.S. Weed Science 1997 – North Carolina State University. Previous positions in seed industry as research agronomist, district, and regional sales manager.
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