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Should you consider late N application with a Y-drop system in 2021?

Nitrogen availability near flowering time and during grain fill can be one of the most important factors in maximizing final yields. The advantage of a Y-drop nitrogen (N) application system appears to be greatest in dry environments as it concentrates the added N in the largest and most active root zone, and it allows N…

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Derecho Resistant Corn Research

There have been several articles in the news recently which were  titled “derecho proof” corn. These articles observed advantages in standability following the August 7 2020 derecho, for shorter corn hybrids being developed by research conducted independently by Bayer and Stine corn research programs. Miller Hybrids has already developed a key “derecho resistant” medium-short corn…

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Scouting for Insects, Diseases & Weeds

Insects Black Cutworms and Fall Armyworms have created some problems this year, especially in fields planted with cover crops ahead of corn. Continue to scout your fields with greater concern paid to weedy areas or late planted corn. Adding an insecticide to a spray program may be cost effective, especially in continuous corn.  It also…

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How Much Nitrogen Do I Need?

Nitrogen availability near flowering time and during grain fill is one of the most important differences in final yields. Leaching and wash off of surface applied N, on wetter or compacted soils, has led to some later planted fields showing yellowing and stunting. This is more noticeable in continuous corn fields. These stunted plants will…

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Planting the Right Genetics and Traits

It is important to choose hybrids which best match your soil type, fertility, soil drainage and fungicide use practices. A general rule is to try new hybrids on better soils and stick with more tried and true hybrids on poorer soils.  Hybrid blends can work best on variable soils. Many people are no longer using…

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Vertex-ST Corn Seed Treatment

Vertex-ST is a seed treatment for corn that combine two great TerraMax Products: MicroAZ-IF and Micro PSB-IF in to one amazing product for ease of use and greater yield potential. The proven performance of MicroAZ-IF and Micro PSB-IF in Vertex-ST gives the plant the benefits of fixing atmospheric nitrogen and increasing root growth through the…

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Miller Hybrids’ M09-01 “Flexes” at ISU and FIRST Trials

Although Bob Miller didn’t enter a high number of his hybrids in the 2019 ISU and FIRST Trials, two of them came to play. M09-01 Conventional placed 2nd at Glidden, IA in the ISU early season, central district plot.  It yielded 266.3bu/acre which was 21.1bu/acre above the plot mean.  This same hybrid also took 4th…

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Miller Research

Miller Hybrids research is conducted under tough conditions to allow the identification of hybrids that can tolerate the stresses that are typical in your fields.  In 2019 we have 5 main corn research sites involving approximately 85 acres and 1800 hybrids. Over half our acres involve 8-row plots with the middle 4-rows harvested for yield,…

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