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Early Corn Planting Key to High Yields

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

Research at the University of Missouri indicates the corn optimum planting date is from April 20 to May 10. However, with weather and many growers planting a large number of acres, growers will plant earlier than April 20. If so, research indicates that one should increase planting rates to compensate for plant loss.

Corn will not germinate below 50 degrees Fahrenheit but the seed will

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