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
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded togethe...
  • Market News AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate...
  • UAS Research Takes Off Key members of the House and Senate last week praised the Federal Aviation Administration for sel...
  • "Total Market Isn't Dead" Used equipment inventories are escalating.
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk...
  • Feds to Examine Biotech Rules In a memo to USDA, FDA and EPA, the White House stated that a review of biotech regulations was n...
  • Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn reflects on the farm activities of his youth that his children will...
  • IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the herbicide 2,4-D as possibly ca...
  • Ask the Vet How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Related News Stories
Crop Tech Corner
The Good, The Bad, The Drowned
Midsummer Weather Outlook - 1
View From the Cab
Wheat Harvest Late, Mixed
Crop Tech Corner
View From the Cab
New Weed-Control Traits Planted
Production Blog
Crops Swim in Texas