Horticulture Research Station

Corn Planting Date

Authors: Lori Abendroth (Iowa State University) , Roger W. Elmore (Iowa State University) , Stephanie Marlay (Iowa State University)

  • Corn Planting Date

    Horticulture Research Station

    Corn Planting Date

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Producers attempt to plant corn earlier every year. For example, in 2006, 50 percent of the statewide crop was planted by approximately April 25. Earlier planting dates are attributed to several causes: larger acreage per producer, less spring tillage, advancements in hybrids, and seed treatments. However, in contrast to this, Iowa producers in 2008 did not have half of Iowa’s corn acreage planted until May 13 due to weather; this is 18 days later than 2006. Planting the crop during the optimum window is one management practice that is generally important in achieving high yields.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Abendroth, L., Elmore, R. W. & Marlay, S., (2009) “Corn Planting Date”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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