With the warming trend to the forecast, many of you will be ready to plant corn late this week into early next week. Here’s some friendly reminders for planting corn:
>> The plantability report from Pioneer gives you a starting point for plates needed and/or vac/air setting pertinent to your planter and your seed size that was delivered.
>> Take a look at your product guide for recommended planting rate for each hybrid and make notes in your planning book so you can adjust as you move among hybrids and fields.
>> Plant at 4.5-5 mph for best singulation, we don’t want any doubles or skips!!
>> Adjust row cleaners so that the trash in front of the planting unit is being pushed away and seed is being placed at a depth that is consistent across the row units.
>> Planting corn at 2 inches provides for a nice root structure for good moisture consumption and proper bracing for later in the season.
>> Shut down 24 hours before a forecasted cool down to prevent cold water imbibition.
Then check behind the planter and check often, because with this start date, we have adequate time to make adjustments! Happy Planting! 🙂