Plant Populations and Seeding Rates
When corn is produced for grain in Ohio, recommended plant populations at harvest (or final stand) can range from 24,000 to 34,000+ plants per acre, depending on the hybrid and production environment. Yield response to plant population is influenced by se ...
First County Wide Quality Assurance Training slated for Monday, Feb. 27
The first county wide QA training will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2023 at Seneca East Schools. Test out option for members 15 and older as of Jan. 1st will begin at 5:00 pm. QA will be from 6-8 pm. All members taking a livestock project, excluding horses ...
Seneca County 4H Apparel Orders Due Sunday
The 2023 Seneca County 4H Apparel Orders are due this Sunday, February 26th at 11:59 pm. See the flyer for additonal information and a QR to order! Apparel Order Information ...
Casino Night This Weekend
The Seneca County Jr. Leadership Club will be hosting a Casino Night this Friday, February 24 from 7:00-10:00 pm at the Youth Center at the fairgrounds. This is open to any youth 14 years old and older. There will be games, prizes, food, and fun! Casin ...
Corn Growth and Development
Additional topics on corn growth and development: Hybrid Selection Grain Quality Maturity Date of Planting Days to Maturity Rating System Seeding Depth Growing Degree Day (GDD) Maturity Rating System Row Width Yield Potential and Stability Plant Pop ...
Date of Planting
The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10. Approximately 100 to 150 GDDs (heat units) are required for corn to emerge. In central Ohio, this number of GDDs usually accumulates by ...
The protein and oil composition of corn grain is a major factor affecting grain feeding value. Although the grain market does not include this factor in price determination, growers who feed livestock may use this information to reduce feed costs and opti ...
Growing Degree Day (GDD) Maturity Rating System
The GDD maturity rating system is based on heat units. It is more accurate in determining hybrid maturity than the days to maturity system because growth of the corn plant is directly related to the accumulation of heat over time rather than the number of ...
How Climate Affects Corn Production
Temperature Corn can survive brief exposures to adverse temperatures―low-end adverse temperatures being around 32 degrees Fahrenheit and high-end ones being around 112 degrees Fahrenheit. Growth decreases once temperatures dip to 41 degrees Fahrenheit or ...