Agronomy Centre

How Kernel Set Relates to Yield

The corn plants are at a very critical time right now in Western Canada. Most tassels have emerged (VT stage), and the pollination/silking process (R1 stage) has started. A corn plant drops pollen from the tassel to pollinate ear silks, and there is one silk for every kernel on a corn ear. A captured pollen…

The Sharp Edge: Twin-row, Multi-hybrid Strip Till

On the latest episode of the Sharp Edge, Lead Agronomist Greg Stewart visits with Mike Strang to discuss his multi-pronged approach to high yields by employing several cutting-edge practices relating to tillage, planting, and soil health–all in the same field.  "I put Mike in the class of a big dreamer…he's looking at strip till, cover…

Purple Corn

A few cases of purple corn have been reported this week. This phenomenon occurs when there is a combination of hot, sunny days followed by cooler nights, as we have seen in parts of Quebec and elsewhere for a few days now. The recent heat and sun have stimulated photosynthesis in corn, resulting in increased…

Maïs mauve

Quelques cas de maïs mauve ont été rapportés cette semaine. Ce phénomène ce produit lors d’une combinaison de journées chaudes et ensoleillées suivie de nuits plus fraiches comme ce que nous avons depuis quelques jours. Les journées chaudes et ensoleillées de la dernière semaine ont stimulé la photosynthèse chez le maïs produisant beaucoup de sucre…

Maizex Hybrid Update: Free and Clear for Europe

Maizex Seeds markets a full line of seed corn hybrids across a range of maturities for farmers across Canada. As farmers finalize their spring plans, the grain trade is once again asking for clarification on approvals on different trait combinations in hybrids where the grain produced could be exported to international destinations, most notably Europe….

How to Do a Yield Estimate on Corn and Soybeans | Maizex Moving

Doing a yield count is an important step to tracking the performance of your crops and practices in the interest of improving your farm's profitability each year. Learn the basics of getting an accurate estimate in this episode of Maizex Moving with our Lead Agronomist Greg Stewart and our Brand Director Steve Denys. To assist…

9 Thoughts on Nitrogen

1. Check with a best-rate recommendation It is always good to take a look at recommendations based on good data. The Ontario N Calculator can serve as a reality check when other forces may convince you that you can’t grow 200 bu/acre corn without at least 200 lbs of fertilizer N. Here is a middle…