Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence

first_imgHome News Feed Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 3, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Improve Yields with Uniform Emergence Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlanting Weather Forecast Not Quite a Silver Lining on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articlePlanting Forecast: Showers and Storms Sandwiched by Sunshine This Week Hoosier Ag Today Two aspects of stand establishment in corn often discussed by agronomists are emergence and seed spacing. “Picket fence” spacing in corn allows plants to grow efficiently while minimizing competition between them. More importantly to achieving high yields, however, is uniform emergence. Plants that are just 1 leaf collar behind (due to uneven emergence) significantly reduce yield. According to Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension ag engineer, “When a plant develops ahead of its neighbor, it hurts yield dramatically. It’s going to vary somewhat from year to year, but a plant lagging behind those around it becomes a weed.” Uniform emergence is critical to maximizing yield potential. To achieve uniform emergence, several factors must be taken into consideration.Soil MoistureSoil moisture at planting is an important part in ensuring uniform emergence. Seed should be planted into enough moisture to allow for germination. Planting into soils that are too wet will hinder the development of corn plants and cause yield-robbing compaction as well as sidewall compaction of the seed furrow.Soil TemperatureSoil temperature in the mid 50s F or higher is required quick and uniform emergence. Soil temperatures below 50 F can result in uneven emergence of corn seedlings. Planting before soils warm up adequately could result in uneven emergence and yield loss.Seeding DepthConsistent and uniform seeding depth is an important factor that can help ensure uniform emergence. In general, a seeding depth of 1.5 to 2 inches is the recommended planting depth for corn, depending on soil conditions. Planting shallower than 1.5 inches can result in poor or uneven emergence of corn seedlings. Gauge wheel settings, down pressure, field conditions, residue, and planter speed will all affect seeding depth. Make sure planters are set correctly and equipment is operated at the correct speed. Check seeding depth regularly throughout the planting process to ensure uniformity.Seed-to-Soil ContactFor proper germination to occur, corn seed must have adequate contact with soil. Germination with be uneven if planting results in poor seed-to-soil contact: cloddy soil after tillage, seed furrows with residue pinning, open furrows where seed is visible, etc. Proper seed-to-soil contact is crucial to insuring uniform emergence of corn seedlings. Seed should be placed firmly in the bottom of a furrow that is properly closed to provide seed-to soil-contact.Matt Hutcheson, CCASeed Consultants, Inc.last_img read more

Home Owner’s Passport launches

first_imgHome » News » Home Owner’s Passport launches previous nextProptechHome Owner’s Passport launchesThe Negotiator25th January 20190902 Views Teal Legal has just launched a new conveyancing product, The Home Owner’s Passport.The Home Owner’s Passport (or HOP) is aimed at providing homemovers and agents with a tool to help improve the conveyancing process, and provide guaranteed completion timescales. The online tool has been developed by Teal Legal in a year long collaboration with Keele University.It works by interrogating conveyancing due diligence data and applying algorithms to work out how complex the conveyancing transaction is likely to be. Based on this information, a predicted conveyancing timescale is generated.This allows properties to be marketed with clarity on how long it’s going to take to get the legal work sorted post offer. With conveyancing taking an average of four months and third of sales falling through, the Home Owner’s Passport provides a tool to make a significant difference to the current status quo.If it’s registered with the Land Registry any home can be searched, free of charge at, to generate a free timescale assessment.A full HOP Report is then available for agents and sellers which includes a bespoke checklist for sellers to get them ‘move ready’. By completing the steps advised in the report whilst the property is being marketed, sellers can then achieve an even earlier ‘potential move date’.Sally Holdway, CEO of Teal Legal said, “Agents have told us is that by using the HOP as part of their marketing strategy, it can provide a real USP to the local competition, particularly in winning new instructions. Having the move timescales available at their fingertips can be a real wow factor for potential clients. From our tests, the majority of freehold properties with the seller’s checklist completed have fallen into our seven week timescale category, some two months faster than the national average, which clearly also has a positive impact on the agents’ cashflow.proptech hop. home owner’s passport Teal Legal conveyancing January 25, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more