Monday, September 15, 2008

Corn Update

Well we made one last round on the corn last week in an attempt to boost test weights. I find it hard to believe that I shut off the sprinkler for the last time on September 12. The cool weather has really slowed growth down. We usually are well into wet corn harvest by this time if not finished. Not really sure what this all means for yields...

Here you can see why corn is the ideal crop plant. It sacrifices everything it can in order to make more grain. This leaf is dying from left to right as the plant transports all available nutrients from the leaf into the corn kernels.

This has me not feeling so great about corn harvest. Uniformity is key to good corn yields and these ears are anything but uniform.

1 comment:

Ranger said...

they have a very uniform color!