- Kernel size has minimal effect on seed vigor, field emergence or final yield.
- Seed is sized to maintain uniformity based on planter requirements.
- The most important factor in corn yield is the choice of hybrid (genetics). Planting the right hybrid with the desired agronomic traits will provide the best overall yield results
Figure 2. Seed-related choices and their relative impact on corn grain yield.
- Nearly all kernel sizes can be successfully planted with all planter types. Additional adjustment may be required in some cases
Table 2. Kernel size-plantability guidelines for air, vacuum, finger pick-up and plate-type planters
- For the most precise recommendations, you can directly access information for individual seed batch numbers and your specific planter type at www.pioneer.com/plantability.
The Digital Bag Tag feature in the Granular Insights app easily scans a seed tag to provide planter setting recommendations, maximizing planter performance and seed-drop accuracy.