If your goal for your corn this year is HIGH YIELD…then waiting to plant is a GOOD idea. For the best yield potential, you need a corn population that is consistent and emerged evenly.
So — what are you waiting for?
- 50 degree soil temperature, take soil temperature reading between 8-9:00 AM
- A weather forecast that is holding or warming
- The first 48 hours are critical, so stop planting 24 hours before a cool down to prevent the corn seed from taking in cold water.
While you’re waiting listen to this short video for more timely tips for planting.