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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Fri Aug 1, 2014 12:00 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 ...

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