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Watering Corn

Posted by romeethredge on June 21, 2011

We’ve got to keep corn wet even though we’re getting in the short rows. I’ve been looking at some corn that is beginning to dent.





























So on that corn we have a couple more weeks to water it before black layer formation. Some folks have been asking me about decreasing the amount of irigation but we can’t cut it much. According to the Georgia Corn Production Guide, corn uses 2.4 inches per week during milk and dough stages and then at early dent decreases to 2.1 inches per week and then 1.9 inches per week until it’s made (black layer formation). So we really still need close to 2 inches per week all the way through.

Here’s our corn water use curve, and you can see that it doesn’t really curve very sharply.



Other Corn News

 Pioneer Summer Field days are coming up and our nearest one will be in Brinson, Ga. Let me know if you need info on the other locations and times.

Our Field days will be fast paced and informative. Each Field day has thenewest Pioneer Leader Hybrids and the latest seed technologies for Grain and
Silage production.  A meal will be provided at each location.

Wednesday July 6th at 5 pm at Glenn Heard Shop on Hwy 310 in Brinson, Ga.

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