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  • Jun25Thu

    Soil Fertility

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Neil McGregor discusses what you need to think about when it comes to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. He also explains why it's important to test your soil every few years or so.

  • Jun25Thu

    Silage Corn: EDF VS EDP

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Sara Meidlinger discusses the differences between EDF (Effective Digestible Fibre) and EDP (Effective Dual Purpose) silage hybrids. It's important to know the differences between these types of silage hybrids in terms of digestibility, palatability and harvest window.


  • Jun25Thu

    How to measure planting depth

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management, Planting
    How do you measure the true depth of seed? PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Drew Thompson shares a few tips.

  • Jun25Thu

    Fungicides on Corn

    June 25, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Corn, Crop Management
    PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomists Drew Thompson and Matt Chapple discuss fungicides on corn, and how the genetics of various hybrids react.

  • May19Tue

    Sulfur important for corn production

    May 19, 2020 Drew Thompson
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    The vast majority of producers understand the need importance of sulfur for optimal corn yields, and most are targeting a ratio of 10-12:1 for N:S. This means that for every 10-12 lb ac of N applied to their corn crop they will aim to have 1 lb ac of sulfur – so an N rate of 180 lb ac would have 15-20 lb ac of sulfur.

    This seems to be the...

  • May19Tue

    Corn seed sizing

    May 19, 2020 Matt Chapple
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    Corn seed sizing has always been an important part of the seed ordering process. 
    For generations we have felt that a medium flat would be the right choice for finger pickup planters, or possibly a round size would be better to meter on a vacuum unit.  
    Other considerations included the fact that the germination rate is...

  • In this photo, the cob on the bottom shows the obvious impact of a boron deficiency.

    The impact of boron on corn

    September 25, 2018
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    In late August, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Drew Thompson was called to visit a grower’s corn field, where the complaint was ears that were small, misshapen and poorly pollinated. 

  • Fortenza/Stamina – Why?

    January 16, 2018
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    PRIDE Seeds is now using the Fortenza® Maxim®Quattro with Stamina® (FMQ/S) package of insecticide and fungicides as its primary seed treatment on corn products, and for good reason.

    Agronomist Matt Chapple says the company has embraced the move because of FMQ/S’s proven effectiveness at providing both early-season insect and disease protection, as well as increased plant health and cold tolerance.

  • Corn Grain Fill, Maturity and Drydown

    October 3, 2016 by Dave Den Boer CCA-ON
    Filed Under:
    Corn

    Here is a quick review of late season kernel development & terms.

    Kernel development through to maturity can be separated into two stages:  The grain fill and the after physiological maturity period.

  • Jul26Fri

    Pollination in the Corn Field

    July 26, 2013 by Dave Den Boer CCA-ON
    Filed Under:
    Corn
    Pollination is one of the most critical stages in the life of a corn plant.  Unfortunately, pollination is also one of the least controllable aspects of grain production since its success or failure is mainly influenced by environmental conditions.