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Corn Planting Dates in the Piedmont and Valley Regions of Virginia:How early is early?

Early-planted corn generally produces higher yields than later-planted corn due to improved utilization of sunlight during the long days of June and July, assuming moisture is adequate. Also, silage harvest can begin earlier and drying costs are reduced for grain corn; and earlier harvest enables growers to begin preparation for the fall seeding of small grain crops. W, DS, 24#, Staple upper left, 6 pages

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