Black Cutworm Management for Corn

Corn seedlings can be clipped by black cutworm (BCW, Agrostis ipsilon) larvae, which can result in stand loss. To avoid stand loss from clipped seedlings, persistent scouting is needed to help determine if economic thresholds have been met. Management options include; planting Genuity® SmartStax® traits. Applying Acceleron® Seed Treatment Products, starting with a clean field,…

Uneven Early Season Growth in Corn

Several factors can contribute to uneven corn emergence and growth early in the season. Replanting is not often justified due to uneven stands; however, understanding why uneven emergence occurred can help minimize the risk in the future. Additionally, consideration should be given to how uneven early growth can affect the implementation of some management tools…

Managing Nematodes in corn

 When left undetected and untreated, nematodes can significantly reduce corn yield potential. Symptoms of nematode feeding can easily be misidentified as herbicide injury, soil compaction, sandy soils, and other problems. Corn growers should pull soil samples from low performing areas of fields to determine whether or not nematodes are present. The evaluation of samples taken…