Poor seed-to-soil contact or soil moisture and temperature variability can result in uneven stands.
Early season seedling damage can significantly reduce yield. Scout cornfields regularly and diagnose problems before economic losses occur.
Corn may take up to four weeks to emerge when soil conditions are unfavorable. As long as stands are not seriously reduced, delayed emergence
won’t have a major impact on yield. However, if delayed emergence is associated with uneven plant development, yield potential can suffer. For more information, contact your local Mycogen Seeds commercial agronomist or trusted agronomic adviser.
Image courtesy of M. Licht, ISU Extension.