Late Season Nutrient Stress in Corn

Identifying nutrient deficiencies in late season corn can help determine a course of action for next season. There can be a variety of causal factors that contribute to a lack of nutrients within your crop. Management options such as fertility practices and monitoring of the plant are recommended. Additionally, it’s suggested that due to advanced…

Managing Corn Stalk Lodging

Because it heightens the risk of fungal infections, corn stalk lodging can greatly complicate harvests, leading to yield losses and grain storage issues. This is why scouting fields and making informed management decisions is key to increase harvest efficiency.     What you’ll learn: Environmental causes and subsequent complications of corn stalk lodging Scouting techniques…

Identify & Manage Corn Ear Molds

There are at least seven mold fungi that can reduce yield, grain quality and feed value of corn crops. Understanding the risk factors that contribute to and worsen crop damage is key to properly manage affected fields. Learn about: Preventative measures to reduce the risk of crop infection The importance and steps of properly testing…

Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Understanding Corn Pollination & Fertilization to Optimize Yield Although corn pollination and fertilization depend greatly on environmental conditions, there are many management considerations you can rely on to help optimize the process, and thus heighten your yield. Learn about: The anatomy, pollination and fertilization of corn How environmental conditions can threaten these processes What to…

Corn Replanting Decisions

Various conditions can cause reduced corn stands; it is important to identify the cause before deciding whether to replant. Evaluate the existing stand for survival potential and uniformity before deciding to replant. Compare the yield potential of the existing stand with the yield potential of a replanted stand. 

Seedling Diseases Found In Corn

To protect a corn crop from many diseases, plant high quality seed at the appropriate depth and soil conditions. Also, monitor drainage closely, as fields that stay wet can create an environment favorable to seedling diseases. Creating a favorable environment for ideal seed germination Common pathogens that can infect seedlings and roots Spotlight: Optimum Soil…

High-Yield Corn Management

Current corn products have the potential to produce 300 bushels/acre if systematic integrated management practices are used. Omission plot research at the University of Illinois has shown that there are seven main factors that have the greatest impact on corn yield potential. A proactive, comprehensive management plan is required to consistently achieve high corn yields.…

Causes of Corn Stalk Lodging and Management

-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…