Published June 8, 2012 | By admin
Now 20 days after emergence the top quality hybrids we plant at the Orthman Research Farm near Lexington, Nebraska are off and running. Carrying out population counts this week and I felt as though the newcomers to strip-till would like to compare how corn looks in the Platte River Valley. We loaded up to plant 34,000 seeds and my counts are 32,400-33,100 in the varieties we planted are larger and heavier seeds. The smaller seeds this year I am counting over 34,000 plants that have emerged.
As always seed size and weight makes a difference ladies and gentlemen when we plant even with new plates in the planter. Our planter is in very good condition, however seed size has quite a role in how population will turn out. Strip-Till offers a great seedbed and we are extremely pleased.