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Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Weeekly Update – April 9, 2012

The 2012 corn research verification fields were planted between March 27 and April 4 with an average planting date of March 30.  In 2011, fields were planted between March 21 and May 12, with an average planting date of April 10.  Emergence has been around 5 or 6 days after planting, whereas in 2011, the period for emergence averaged 9 days.  The corn is off to a really good start, and hopefully conditions will stay favorable for the rest of the year.  Stand counts will be taken this week on all the fields.

The 2012 grain sorghum verification fields were planted on March 29 and April 2.  In 2011, the fields were planted on April 8 and April 10.  The grain sorghum fields should be emerging soon and stand counts taken this week.  Dual was put out on both fields, and both fields were cruiser treated.

April 9, 2012 CGSRVP Weekly Update
 Corn
CountyHybrid StageHeightGeneral Information
ArkansasTerral REV 28HR20Field was planted on March 29 at 36,000 seed per acre and emerged on April 5. Preplant fertilizer was 75-80-120-13-10.
ClayPioneer P2088HRField was planted on April 3 at around 34,000 seeds per acre. Preplant fertilizer was 67-0-60-24-0. Field will be checked for emergence this week.
DeshaDeKalb DKC 66-96V11 inField was planted on March 27 at 34,000 seeds per acre and emerged on April 1. Preplant fertilizer was 0-30-79-0-0 and a starter fertilizer of 9-18-9-1 at 4 gals.
DrewDeKalb DKC 64-69Field was planted on March 30 at 34,000 seeds per acre and emerged on April 5. Preplant fertilizer was 15-40-90-10-1.
Lawrence/
Randolph
Pioneer 2088HRField was planted on April 4 at 32,000 seeds per acre. Preplant fertilizer was 80-94-120-24-0. Emergence should be around April 9.
PoinsettArmor 1262DPROField was planted on March 30 at 34,000 seeds per acre and emerged on April 5. Preplant fertilizer was 80-79-90-24-10.
PrairieDeKalb DKC 64-69V11.5 inField was planted on March 28 and emerged on April 3. Preplant fertilizer was 82-92-60-0-0.
 Grain Sorghum
DeshaPioneer 84G62Field was planted on March 29 at 110,000 seeds per acre.
St FrancisPioneer
83G66
Field was planted on April 2 at 70,000 seeds per acre.


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