Bob Nielsen

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Seed corn represents the single most expensive variable input cost for Indiana corn growers (Langemeier et al., 2019) and so choosing the most economical seeding rate is important for maximizing that dollar return to seed at harvest time.

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Given the near record late planting of the 2019 Indiana corn crop and the continuing agony of delayed development of the crop, much of the coffeeshop talk down at Cecil’s Corner Cafe in recent weeks has centered on the risk of the late crop not maturing before a light frost damages the crop or an outright lethal freeze (28F) kills the crop.