Can The Yield Rate Of Corn Crops Be Increased? Find Out Now!

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 30/07/2021 | 15:03

There are several attempts that you’ll see a farmer make to consistently increase the yield rate of their crops. Oftentimes, these attempts fall apart since not many people are educated about the factors that are important when increasing the crop yields. The yield rate of crops are influenced by several different factors like the climate and temperature, management of plant and water as well as soil nutrients. Despite these outside factors, there are other things that can affect the yield rate of a specific crop, like the genetics of the plant and its ability to adapt to a different environment, resulting in the high yield rates. 


The most important factors that farmers need to take into consideration when they are trying to achieve high yield rates are the temperature and climate factors. Scientists and farm researchers have proven that warmer temperatures can maximize the growth of crops which includes the cell divisions and their growth and the metabolism of the crops, whereas colder temperatures restrain plant growth. Corn, which is a worldwide grown crop, is perfect for farmers to grow in warm seasons as it is literally known as a “warm season plant”. Soil temperatures ranging from 60-650F are perfect for high yield rate of corn crops. This is why you’ll find that several experienced farmers who primarily grow corn crops will benefit from their dark soils which absorbs heat and is known for being rich in it’s soil organic matter. 


The only difference between an average farmer and a good one is how they choose to get creative with their plant management factors to increase yield. It’s the small things that can make a huge difference when it comes to yield growth. For example, planting fewer crops in a small area allows more growth to happen and reduces the competition between the roots, which is as beneficial as it sounds on paper. Here is how by managing a few factors, farmers can increase crop yield fast.

  • Water Management: 

Water the board factors incorporate soil dampness and soil air circulation. Expanding SOM permits soils to store water for plant development and further develops a plant’s water effectiveness, decreasing water needs. Discontinuous water system gives water to address plant issues while non-flooding conditions add to soil air circulation. In the sticky, wet Midwest states; soil waste is basic for acceptable root development. Great seepage, soil air circulation, and oxygen accessibility support root development and the dirt organism’s capacity to reuse soil supplements. 

  • Soil And Nutrient Management: 

Soil and supplement the executives factors including soil structure, supplement supply, and SOM are basic to accomplishing better returns. Penetrable friable soils permit great root development and ideal soil microbial movement because of ideal oxygen and water accessibility. Helpless soil construction and compaction regularly are an aftereffect of over plowed soils. Plentiful SOM upholds a variety and bounty of soil microorganisms that further develop plant nourishment and shields plants from bothers. 


At the point when soil becomes compelled by helpless soil design and compaction, plant root development and microbial levels decay causing a decreased supplement supply, lessening crop yields. Restricted plant development can be influenced by an excessive amount of inorganic manure and additionally too minimal natural supplements. Natural supplements are expected to animate plant development and propagation. 

  • Testing The Ripeness Of The Soil

Test soil richness levels every year, or possibly every other year, ideally in the fall. Add phosphate or potentially potassium to assist with boosting corn yields when soil tests show the need. Legitimate nitrogen compost rehearses are basic for high-yielding corn. Decide the best nitrogen rate and timing by adjusting the pace of take-up required for the yield to flourish during key development times and how much nitrogen can be lost during wet climate. 

  • Examining Mixed Breeds Of Crops

Select half breeds from more than one development and hereditary gathering for risk management and to fan out the responsibility at planting and reap time. Examine mixed breeds with reliably high return corn evaluations, great standability and proper development appraisals for your space. Continuously counsel your neighborhood seed seller and survey execution appraisals of different mixtures from college augmentation preliminaries that match your individual cultivating needs. 

  • Controlling Pests With Seed Traits

Plant half breeds that have shown great yield preliminary outcomes, in addition to your dependable crossovers. Seed hereditary qualities with worked in herbicide resilience attributes can fundamentally upgrade control of an expansive scope of intense to-oversee grasses and broadleaf weeds. Differentiate mixture decisions to spread danger with a scope of developments and creepy crawly and infection susceptibilities. 

  • Protecting Corn Crops Early

Put resources into a seed treatment to secure against infections, creepy crawly irritations and nematodes to get youthful corn plants looking great so far. To ensure against early-season bugs, for example, corn rootworms, wireworms, white grubs and chinch bugs, just as give wide range security against nematodes, consider a fundamental seed treatment part alongside an organic for root insurance and extra methods of activity for double assurance. 

  • Knowing When To Plant Corn Crops

Think about geology, climate and individual field conditions like seepage when choosing when to plant. Prescribed planting dates for corn will in general go from early April to early May4. Spring climate can change rapidly from cool and wet to dry and warm. “Mudding in the seed” can bring about the deficiency of important time spent battling with stuck hardware, like farm trucks and grower. It can likewise put you in danger for yield decrease because of helpless stands and can cause soil compaction later in the season. 

  • Understanding The Seeding Rates  

Follow your seed organization’s proposals on the grounds that there are numerous factors, for example, soil types, diverse cross breed development dates and yield potential on different soil types. Cultivating rate choices are best made field-by-field. Additionally, consider column width when deciding cultivating populace. 

  • Weed Control For Over A Season

Oversee grass and broadleaf weeds early. Plant into sans weed fields utilizing pre-plant and pre-development leftover herbicides. Continuously intend to control weeds before they arrive at 3 crawls in tallness. Bigger weeds are more hard to control and contend all the more determinedly with corn seedlings for daylight, soil, water and different supplements. Whenever weed escapes occur, stay clean with a powerful post-rise herbicide.

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