Late harvest and wet soils in the fall of 2018 prevented raised beds from being implemented in many fields. Fields that were muddy during harvest were rutted and had little or no opportunity for subsequent tillage to repair and prepare fields for spring 2019 planting. Spring rains further limited the opportunity for field preparation prior to planting and resulted in deteriorated seedbed conditions for fields that were prepared in the fall. For these reasons, many fields were planted into less than ideal field conditions.
Adequate drainage is necessary for maximum yield potential in the coastal Mid-South. Poor drainage can hamper stand establishment due to soil saturation.
The objective of this study was to evaluate stand establishment and yield of corn products to different soil preparation scenarios, planting depths, and seeding rates.
|Location||Scott, MS||Planting Date||4/2/19|
|Soil Type||Silt Loam||Harvest Date||8/26/19
|Previous Crop||Cotton||Potential Yield
|Tillage Type||Varied||Seeding Rate