When is the best time to plant field corn?

Corn and Soybean Production, Corn and Soybean Production May 18, 2009|Print
The optimum planting date varies by latitude in the Corn Belt. Optimum planting dates are generally April 15 in the southern Corn Belt to May 7 in the north. In general, begin planting as early as soil conditions allow (about two weeks earlier) after April 1 in the southern Corn Belt and April 30 in the northern Corn Belt. Check with your insurance company to ensure that you have coverage when planting early.


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