A Golden Harvest agronomist says recent cooler temperatures across most of Illinois will boost corn kernel fill.
Brad Koch, who covers west central Illinois, tells Brownfield the lower nighttime temperatures are, the less sugar the plant burns.
“In fact, it can get to a point where you literally almost get 100% net photosynthesis going into the kernel fill.”
He says kernel weight is a huge component of corn yield.
Cooler August temperatures boosting corn kernel fill in Illinois