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Corn planting populations continue to increase

Posted By Tammy Huffman On March 30, 2011 @ 2:29 pm In Headline News | No Comments

by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist

Corn seeding rates continue to increase. Dr. Thomison, Corn Specialist at Ohio State, indicate that seeding rates across the country have increased 280 plants per acre per year according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Our modern corn hybrids can handle high populations. Growers adjust their plant populations upward carefully with concern about our Northwest Missouri weather. We have had good rains during summer and

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