Monday, May 24, 2010

Planting Corn

The rocks are picked and the seed bed is ready for the Adfarm corn to hit the ground.
There is a truckload of corn seed standing by.
The seed has been treated with Jumpstart and Torque, which is a product from EMD Bioscience, plus a fungicide. 
Robbie, our corn planting ace, prepares to plant.
He is planting Pioneer double stacked (glyphosate tolerant and corn borer resistant) Pioneer 39D97 with the required 20% corn borer refuge. The refuge variety is 39D95. Notice the smooth, level seed bed on the photo above. This is important for the  even germination of the seed. This will impact the yield of the crop during harvest.
The planted corn acres received an inch of rain within 48 hours of  planting, to give it an optimum start. We have every reason to be optimistic about the AdFarm Corn for 2010!

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