July, 2010 / Double Crop for Forage Better than BMR Corn

Most farms look at maximizing yield by growing the longest season corn possible. Data presented in the November 2009 Crop Soil News showed that there often isn’t a significant yield difference between very long and moderate full season (eg 110 and 95 day corn) grown properly. Longer means in increasing risk from weather as full season may not have enough summer to properly mature (2009) or get caught with increasingly wet soils September into October (2006). This year looks like not only will it mature, but possibly be early.

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