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Agronomy Update: Checking Stalk Quality

Published on Friday, October 12, 2018

In this agronomy update, Nate Mayer and Jerry Mathis, Field Agronomist for Beck's Hybrids, evaluate late-season stalk integrity as we prepare for harvest.

Some of the methods used to evaluate the status of our corn crops include:

  • Lean Test: Determines harvestability and stalk degradation
  • Pinch Test: Squeeze the base of the stalk to determine stalk rot and stalk integrity issues
  • Splitting the Stalk: Evaluates the integrity of the inside of the stalk

Check out the video to learn more as you start to plan out your harvest schedule.

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