Scouting Food Grade Corn
15 Sep 232 min 47 sec

Matt Swanson is in one of his management zones that is historically a wetter part of the field.  He talks about the management of this non-gmo food grade crop thus far.

00:00 Hey everybody. Matt Swanson here with an Extreme Mag Field report. We're standing in a field of yellow food grade corn, non GMO corn. 00:07 This was planted May 20th, thereabouts. Uh, this is in 20 inch rows. We are, uh, roughly R three, late, R three, 00:18 R four, um, so late end of dough on this corn. It's 117 days. Um, and it's food grade non G m O. So one of the things we're looking at is we see we're actually pulling our 00:32 tissue and soil tests for this week, but while we're out here, we're observing, okay? So this field actually has 80 pounds of applied nitrogen on it. 00:42 We also used pivot bio's, proven 40 product on this field, and we used the swap maps to build our zones. 00:50 So this is one of our management zones. This is a zone, what we call a zone five in season, which is a zone nine and 10 for a swap map. That's our, that's our lowest or our wettest part of the fields. Okay, 01:01 so a couple things we're seeing here. We've got good ear set. Uh, we're about 16 by 40. This is a bare genetic, 01:10 so the rows around typically aren't quite as big as our Corteva genetics. Um, which at the end of the day, yield wise really usually doesn't matter too much. 01:19 Um, we've got fairly consistent ear set. We're very level. Um, the, 01:25 probably the biggest thing that we're seeing right now is the earworm and the insect feeding at the top of the ear. Now we're definitely gonna use some, 01:32 some yield to that. Um, but in a non G M O situation, typically we don't have as high a pressure for whatever reason, we have quite high pressure this year. 01:42 So about every ear has got some feeding on it. Like I said, we've got 80 pounds of, in with the Pivot Bio product, 01:49 our tissue tests are running about 3% on nitrogen and about 2.75% on potassium. And if we look around, 01:57 there's a little bit of visual deficiency starting at the very bottom of the plant. Um, 02:02 but based on our in season soil tests and our tissue tests, we probably will not apply anything extra at this at this time. So, 02:11 looking really good, um, depending on if what yield factor we use, you know, at a 90 we're probably looking at somewhere in the two 30 range. Um, 02:21 if we're down to a 70 factor on our yield calculation, we're, you know, pushing 300. So gonna be very interesting to see how this field finishes. 02:30 This is a sable soil, so a heavy black soil. It provided a lot of in on top of what the pivot provided for us. Um, so I'm very excited to see what our final, uh, 02:39 results will be as far as nitrogen utilization per bushel.