Farmers Need To Monitor Corn Kernels For Drought Impact

Farmers need to take a close look at this year’s corn crop to determine the impact of the extended hot weather and dry conditions on the crop.

Christian County Agriculture Extension Agent Matt Futrell says it is important for corn farmers to take a close look at some of the ears of corn in their fields.

click to download audioFutrell says there are some important numbers to remember when counting the kernels on an ear of corn.

click to download audioHe adds that even though there are plenty of kernels on an ear of corn, that doesn’t mean the kernels are properly filled out.

click to download audioMore information can be obtained from Christian County or any other agriculture extension office.