Crops: The Lynch File: Why corn growers say they can’t get an early start

Many reasons are advanced for not planting corn early, but the main one is that growers aren’t ready


Earlier planting over the past five years is part of the reason for the higher corn yields we’ve been experiencing. In fact, the corn yields in 2008  were the highest ever. Since the Ontario corn crop was planted earlier in 2008 than ever before, I have collected some of the most common reasons why some growers are reluctant to plant early. Each has a logical response.

Better Farming - March 2009