Corn

  • Corn Nitrogen Fixation - Getting closer to a reality August 8, 2018
    Corn is a major user of nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen fertilizer production is an energy intensive process that uses 1-2% of the total global energy supply and produces an equivalent share of greenhouse gases. For nearly a century, the "holy grail" for this crop and other cereals has been to engineer a mechanism for biological fixation of atmospher […]
    Joe Lauer
  • Corn Cost of Production Estimates for 2018 January 18, 2018
    It is difficult to predict the economics of corn production next year. In the last blog we discussed how someone might go about forecasting the 2018 price. A grower has little control over price, but can begin to lock in prices using futures contracts. Of course a lot can happen yet between now and harvest.A grower has more control over cost of production on […]
    Joe Lauer


Variety Selection

Wisconsin Organic Corn Hybrid Trials
Wisconsin Corn Hybrid Trials
Crop Seed Price Calculator

Soil Fertility/Management

Wisconsin Soil Science Fundamentals video series
Nutrient Management Fast Facts includes crop nutrient recommendations, legume nitrogen credits, estimated nutrient contents for different types of manure, and more
New Nitrogen Recommendations for Corn in 2010
Nutrient Application Guidelines for Field, Vegetable, and Fruit Crops in Wisconsin— UWEX Pub. A2809, Phosphorus and potassium recommendations are on pages 47 and 48.
Consider No-till or Strip-Till for 2010
Soil Science Extension website
Nutrient and Pest Management and Integrated Pest Management programs’ website
Carrie Laboski’s NPK et cetera blog

Planter Setup/ Maintenance

Spring Planter Checkup
In-field Planter Adjustments

Planting

The Risk in Early Planting Dates
Uneven Emergence in Corn
“Switch” Date Decisions for Corn Hybrids
Planting Corn in June and July-What can you expect?

Growth and Development

Corn Growth Stages
Understanding Corn Test Weight


Harvest

Combine Considerations for a Wet Corn Harvest
Weigh the Risk of Leaving Corn Stand Through Winter

Storage

Economics/Marketing

Updated July 1, 2015
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