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Ohio State University Extension


Irrigation and Managing for Maximum Yield

What happens if we eliminate as many yield limiting factors as possible with both corn and soybeans in a small plots area (2-3 rows)? That is the goal of these plots; to take advantage of what the growing season weather offers to be able to capture the highest percentage of yield potential as possible. Keep reading for more management details.


  • 40,000 seeds/acre planting rate
  • 30" row spacing
  • Drip irrigation at flowering and during grain fill
  • Up to 240 lbs N 
  • Foliar fungicide at tasseling and insecticide application to minimize earworm damage
  • Foliar micronutrient applications when soil organic matter is 3% or less


  • 140,000 seeds/acre planting rate with seed treatment
  • Irrigation targeting R3 - R5 growth stages
  • Foliar fungicide applied at R3

Questions? Contact Field Specialist Greg LaBarge at