Maximizing harvest efficiency starts in the spring by placing hybrids with consideration to individual operational resources while categorizing hybrid and environmental interaction to maximize yield.

This balance will be unique to each grower, but evaluating hybrids for plant health and stalk quality will ensure a productive harvest. 

The 2018 growing environment was consistently inconsistent with wide variability seen across the Corn Belt.

Broadly, the 2018 environment was conducive for disease development, setting the stage for stalk quality issues and potential harvest concerns. Understanding contributing factors will effectively manage these concerns during harvest and provide valuable information for next season.

Stalk cannibalization refers to the process in which corn mobilizes sugars from the lower stalk to fill kernels in...