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Corn Pops
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon May 6, 2013 05:02 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Only about 12% of the U.S. corn crop was planted by May 5, according to the latest NASS crop progress report. Weather permitting, that means a whole lot of acres will be planted during the rest of May. Obviously, this is not the ideal window for maximizing yields, but growers can still make the best of the situation by planting when soil conditions are near optimal and not mudding in the corn seed.

What about changing variety and plant population -- can that make a difference? Agronomist John McGillicuddy, of Iowa City, told DTN that when corn ...

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