Last year, I conducted several field experiments to determine how effective variable-rate seeding is. I hypothesized that a crop’s plasticity can affect the results of the seeding. To test this hypothesis, I set up experiments with different corn hybrids in 23 fields. In this article, I’ll talk about one of them, an experiment in two similar fields in Central Ukraine.
You can read my conclusions and recommendations
section to find out how the hybrids I selected responded to the seeding rate, and whether I succeeded in increasing the corn yield.