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.

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.

Controlling Volunteer Corn After Harvest

Depending on your customer’s schedule, some kernels lost during harvest may still germinate in fall. It’s best to address these volunteer corn plants while they’re small so they don’t affect yields during the next growing season. What you’ll learn: • Various control options to consider to manage volunteer corn in specific fields. • How to…

Combating Corn Diseases

Anthracnose in corn crops can manifest itself as leaf blight, top die-back, or stalk rot. These diseases affect yields, interrupt grain fill leading to harvest complications and potential grain loss. But, there are steps your customers can take to identify and treat the disease. What you’ll learn: • Symptoms • How Anthracnose disease develops •…

Spotting and Addressing Corn Ear Molds

In corn crops, there are at least seven different ear mold fungi that can reduce your customers’ yield potential, grain quality and feed value. Luckily, there are many management practices than can reduce crop stress. What you’ll learn: • How to properly dry and store grains to prevent the infection from spreading • Methods to…

Abnormal Corn Ear Development

When corn ears aren’t uniform, your customer has reason to be alarmed. Whether the ears are light in weight, misshapen or missing kernels, there are reasons for this occurrence. While factors like weather are out of your customer’s control, incorrect pesticide applications increase corn’s chance of malformation. What you’ll learn: • When these abnormalities develop…

Corn Leaf Diseases

For your customer, properly identifying corn leaf disease isn’t easy, since many of them look very similar. In some cases, a sample might need to be sent to a laboratory so they might be able to diagnose the disease correctly with the help of a microscope. What you’ll learn: • What to look for when…

Corn Replanting Decisions

Many different factors can cause reduced corn stands. To ensure a more successful crop, there are steps that can be taken which will increase the chances of a better yield and a more profitable season. The most important step however, is the decision whether or not to replant at all. What you’ll learn: • How…

Early Season Insects of Corn

Dealing with early season insects is something that should be on your customers’ minds. These destructive insects feed on seeds and seedlings, which injure plants and lead to potential yield loss. What you’ll learn: • What types of insects growers need to look for • Timing and management approach • Methods of sampling the soil…