Thursday, June 9, 2011
I have previously discussed the virtues of early corn. The corn below was planted on April 2. It is the earliest corn I know of and it is located near Staunton. It is difficult to give it scale in the photo, but this corn is about waist high on a 6 footer. It had fall applied anhydrous which had to be supplemented with additional nitrogen. I suspect it will be tasseling in about 3 weeks which will have it mature the last week of August. The farmer and I agree that this corn really only needs 2 more properly timed rains to make an excellent crop. I wish all his early planted corn looked this good. He had 70 acres planted on April 8 that needed to be replanted.