Yellow Field Corn

When considering the many options available to the corn grower we first consider the growing area, “normal” environmental conditions and of course yield goal.  Based upon individual challenges and soil nutrient levels, we may recommend that a “pop up” be added to the current program.  Or perhaps, ear girth or length is the more common challenge, or perhaps even ear fill or test weight.  Of course, how the corn is to be used is also a question, for instance silage production requires overall tonnage as well as ear and feed value.

Based upon research and experience, we can help with the following aspects of the corn plants development:

  • Seedling vigor
  • Emergence
  • Population
  • Early vigor
  • Ear girth
  • Ear length
  • Overall plant mass
  • Leaf width and health
  • Pollination and ear tip fill
  • Standability
  • Moisture & test weight
  • Feed value
  • Yield

Product Choices for Corn:

Research indicates that high corn yield begins at planting, and we certainly agree.  When weather conditions and good management come together, along with good prices, corn has the opportunity to be a very profitable crop.  The management team for ISP has worked with a lot of corn acres during the past 35 years, in all of the significant corn growing areas of the country.  We still work with more corn as all other crops combined.

Every product we offer has been researched somewhere on corn, most of them many times.  Why?  Because there have been years when weather has not cooperated, or the price of corn was depressed.  When those situations arise, our growers begin asking the hard question, “How can I make good money on corn this year?” We have to have an answer!

We’re always studying physiological development in our replicated fertility trials, as well as side by side comparisons on farms.  The more we understand the way a corn plant develops high yield potential, and how outside factors impact this potential, the better we can offer advice or improve our products for tomorrow’s challenges.