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Top 10 Tips for Higher Corn Yields

 

Corn Hybrid Selection

Hybrid selection is crucial to establishing productive stands and achieving high yields.

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Corn Planting Rate

Increased seeding rates are closely associated with increased corn yields.

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Corn Planting Date

Planting a full-season hybrid as early as possible generally helps maximize corn yield.

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Corn Stand Establishment

Planting corn early often means that germinating and emerging seedlings are exposed to significant stress.

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Corn Row Spacing

Researchers are studying whether more equidistant plant spacing will consistently increase corn yields.

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Nitrogen Management

See studies that compares cropping sequences and hybrids affect yield under a range of N fertility levels.

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Cropping Sequence for Corn Production

A 3-year study compared crop rotations and yield.

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Corn Residue Management

DuPont Pioneer is researching the effects of corn residue removal.

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Corn Disease Management

Proper disease management is critical to preserving corn yields. If not properly managed, diseases can be a major yield-limiting factor.

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Corn Insect Management

Corn rootworm is an extremely destructive corn pest.

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