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…

Nematode Management in Corn

Nematodes are microscopic, worm-like soil organisms. Certain species can be detrimental to the growth and development of corn as well as other crops. While nematodes have typically been of minor importance, they have received more attention in recent years. In the past, insecticides have provided control of key corn pests. Nematodes are now being viewed…

Cover Crops

Cover crops can offer environmental and economic benefits in sustainable agronomic systems. Understanding more about them and the tools that are available to aid in learning how to maximize their benefits can help the positive attributes be realized. Spotlight on Cover Crops

Rapid Growth Syndrome

Rapid growth syndrome may be known by many aliases, including buggy whipping, accelerated growth syndrome, roping, wrapped whorls, onion leafing, twisted corn syndrome, and twisted whorls. Rapid growth syndrome describes a situation where, in random plants across a cornfield, the uppermost plant leaves are tightly rolled and do not unfurl normally. Agronomic Spotlight – Rapid…