Delayed Corn Planting Considerations

When rainfall significantly delays field and planting operations, switching to early maturity hybrids may be considered to ensure timely crop maturation. However, results from more than 18 years of Pioneer planting date studies indicate that growers should plant full-season hybrids until late May. For more information on the geographies, see the figure below.

Delayed Corn Planting Considerations: Southern U.S.

Delayed Corn Planting Considerations: Central Corn Belt - Red

Delayed Corn Planting Considerations: North-Central Corn Belt - Orange

Delayed Corn Planting Considerations: Northern Corn Belt - Green

Delayed Corn Planting Considerations: Far Northern Corn Belt - Blue

Delayed corn planting considerations in the Corn Belt.

Central (red), north-central (orange), northern (green), and far-northern (blue) research sites for DuPont Pioneer planting date studies from 1987-2004.


 
 
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