Agronomy Centre

Planting Corn in Western Canada

Seeding conditions this spring have been drier in Western Canada due to the lack of snowpack and patchy rain events. Many growers are finding that the top 1–1.5” of soil is dry but that there is moisture below that point. This shouldn’t present too many issues when it comes to corn germination if the seed…

Power Planter Preparation! On Demand

In case you missed the live webinar from April 1st, a recording is now available for you to watch on-demand. This webinar featured a planter walk-through with Canadian planter expert Shaun Dilliott and Maizex Lead Agronomist Greg Stewart. Their presentation was followed by a live Q&A session in which many valuable questions were asked by the viewers. We…

The Maizex Corn Crop Planners for 2022

Make #Plant22 Your Best Yet! In these uncertain times, having plans in place for your cropping practices is more important than ever. Having a plan saves time and money. If you haven’t developed an approach for getting your crop plans recorded, Maizex would like to help with our easy-to-use crop planning tool. It is also…

Corn Emergence in a Cool Spring

Some very cold planting season temperatures have growers anxiously awaiting corn emergence. Generally speaking, it takes 150 to 180 crop heat units (CHUs) to get corn from planting to emergence. Soil texture and moisture content, residue cover, sunshine intensity, and planting depth can all impact how quickly the CHUs (measured with air temperatures) can translate…

SeedRight Recommendations

Mother Nature rarely produces the exact same seed size year in and year out in a seed-corn crop. This reality, combined with the investments being made today in precision-planting systems, underscores the need to fine-tune planters to deliver the best singulation and uniformity possible. This is why our research and agronomy departments launched the Maizex…