Causes and Management of Corn Stalk Lodging

Lodging can complicate corn harvest and may lead to yield loss and problems with grain storage. Ear drooping and stalk lodging may be caused by different factors including: high winds, stalk cannibalization, and stalk rots. Understanding some of the contributing factors and how to most effectively manage the harvest and storage of lodged corn may assist in harvest scheduling and planning for next season.

Early Season Insects of Corn

Early season corn insects feed on seeds and seedlings, which may result in plant injury, stunting, delayed emergence, or stand loss. Scouting is necessary to determine the types of insects present and their population densities in order to make informed management decisions. Sampling methods vary based on insect species and include scouting, soil sampling, and baited traps.

Soybean Planting Conditions and Seed Placement

Soybean yield potential is the result of many factors: genetics, environmental conditions and management practices. Additionally, deficient nutrient levels in the soil can also affect yield. When nutrients are limited, photosynthesis, water transport, and protein, oil and carbohydrate production can be negatively affected. A simple soil test can help evaluate the deficiencies and increase yields.

Corn Leafing Out Prior To Emergence Due To Chilling Injury

Soybean yield potential is the result of many factors: genetics, environmental conditions and management practices. Additionally, deficient nutrient levels in the soil can also affect yield. When nutrients are limited, photosynthesis, water transport, and protein, oil and carbohydrate production can be negatively affected. A simple soil test can help evaluate the deficiencies and increase yields.

The Importance of Fertility in a Soybean Crop

Soybean yield potential is the result of many factors: genetics, environmental conditions and management practices. Additionally, deficient nutrient levels in the soil can also affect yield. When nutrients are limited, photosynthesis, water transport, and protein, oil and carbohydrate production can be negatively affected. A simple soil test can help evaluate the deficiencies and increase yields.

Managing Nematodes in Corn

Nematode feeding is often hard to detect. Often it can be misidentified as herbicide injury, soil compaction, sandy soils, and other problems. There are many things your customers can do in the growing season or shortly after harvest that can help identify and properly treat nematodes to halt their yield robbing progress.

Nitrogen Availibility This Spring

Nitrogen is an integral nutrient when it comes to plant health. Crops find it both in the soil and through fertilizers applied in early spring. Unfortunately, nitrogen is susceptible to loss via ammonia volatilization, nitrate leeching and denitrification. Rainfall, soil types and fertilizer application play a roll in how much of your nitrogen investment gets…