CROPS NEWS
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Fri Aug 1, 2014 12:04 PM CDT

I walked my corn fields recently and couldn't believe my eyes. Eight out of 10 stalks sported two ears and perhaps as many as one of 10 had three ears. Most years, a single ear on a stalk is normal and if we get a second ear, it is small or barren.

Are two ears better than one? Is it a sign of too little population? Or is this just an extraordinarily good year when the additional ears will result in a significant yield bump?

Corn yield depends on number of ears per acre, number of kernels per ear, and ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson gives his take on the Six Secrets of Soybean Success pro...
  • Mountain Top Prices North Carolina's mountain cattle producers have always been an independent bunch. But a new allia...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Saving Our Forgotten Harvest About 40% of America's food goes uneaten each year. This nonprofit is working to remedy that prob...
  • Look Beyond Yield Soybean industry increases efforts to promote the importance of oil and protein content to farmer...
  • Ask the Vet Is this fly-control mineral block safe for my whole herd?
Related News Stories
Soil Sampling Gets Up to Speed
Sorghum's Growing Pains - 3
Cover Crops in Demand
Long Road to Full H5N2 Recovery in Iowa
View From the Cab
RFS Step-Up Requested
Crop Tech Corner
Ag's Draining Water Fight - 3
Kansas Wheat Harvest Update - 12
Ag's Draining Water Fight - 1