Top 10 Lessons Learned From Winter Semester

Published on: 22:10PM Feb 17, 2010

Here’s what farmers said were the top take-home lessons from our Feb. 11 event:


How to improve soil density and structure with a long-term fix for compaction


We’ll have to deal with compaction left from 2009 for several years


Coulter is for no-till


Have an N plan and how to use my N in different forms and application times for 2010


How much N needs to be down early


Microbes need ammonium and corn needs nitrate


Roots don’t grow to water or N they just grow


I knew I wanted to work residue behind the combine now I understand a lot more clearly why that’s so important


Sidedress a happy plant


Respect disease and awareness of disease in the future




More upcoming Corn College Events:

Planter Clinic

March 9, Brooklyn, Iowa

Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. The agronomic team will cover everything from the hitch to the closing wheels and include all planter brands and models. In addition to mechanical topics, integrated technologies found on today’s planters will also be addressed.

Register and learn more here. (early bird rate expires this week!)


Summer Semester

Week of July 19, Central, Illinois

Register and learn more here.

The Farm Journal Corn College Summer Semester provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer, the event includes general instruction, breakout sessions in the field and an expo showcasing corn production tools.

Register and learn more here.