CLOSING WHEEL STUDY TRUVCLOSER

2021 MINNESOTA CORN CLOSING WHEEL STUDY TRUVCLOSER

  • Minnesota

The purpose of this study is to determine what effect closing wheel pitch has on emergence and yield.

 

2021 RESULTS

 

 

OBSERVATION

In this first year of testing, we saw a slight yield increase in adjusting the pitch of the closing wheels, which appeared to improve seed trench closing.

 

STUDY INFORMATION

Planted 4/29/2021 | Harvested 10/5/2021 | Population 34,000 Seeds/A. | Row Width 30 in. | Previous Crop Soybeans | Tillage Fall: Disk-Rip, Spring: Field Cultivation | Herbicides Post: 2.25 qt. Acuron®, 22 oz. Roundup PowerMAX® | Insecticides Escalate® | Starter 20 gal. 28-0-0 2x2x2 | Total Nitrogen 190 units as UAN | Soil Type Harps (Clay Loam) | Soil Test Values pH 8, O.M. % 4.9, CEC 32.6 | Percent Base Saturation Ca 86.5, Mg 12.3, K 1.2, H -- | Parts Per Million P 30, K 155, S 15, Zn 3.2, Mn 62, B 2.4

 

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