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Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Postemergence Herbicide Considerations

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Postemergence Herbicide Considerations

👤By Bill Johnson and Joe Ikley, Purdue University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Rain and storms have kept many Indiana farmers and custom applicators out of the field and likely delayed postemergence herbicide applications. As some fields begin to dry out enough to allow sprayers to reenter fields, farmers and custom applicators need

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Indiana: Herbicide Injury Samples – 3 Types

Indiana: Herbicide Injury Samples – 3 Types

👤By Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson, Purdue University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

With the calendar reading June 22nd, summer has officially arrived in Indiana. With a challenging spring now behind us, we want to provide an update of the herbicide injury complaints we have received throughout the spring. We can break the

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Indiana Corn, Soybeans: June Crop Water Needs

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: June Crop Water Needs

👤By Lyndon Kelley, Irrigation Educator for Michigan State University and Purdue University Extensions 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Many areas in Indiana and Michigan quickly went from too much rainfall at planting to sparsely little rainfall from emergence on leading to an early start for the irrigation season for some. To avoid getting behind on available water, irrigators

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Indiana Corn: Time to Scout Your Fields for Diseases

Indiana Corn: Time to Scout Your Fields for Diseases

👤By Kiersten Wise, Purdue University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The warm, humid weather has caused concern about foliar diseases of corn, particularly in southern Indiana where corn is at a growth stage where farmers need to be thinking about scouting fields prior to fungicide application. Of particular concern is

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Indiana Corn: Consider Sampling Soils for Nematodes

Indiana Corn: Consider Sampling Soils for Nematodes

👤By Jamal Faghihi and Virginia Ferris, Purdue University 🕔Jun 22, 2017

We’ve had a cool and wet spring, conditions right for the needle nematode to cause damage to corn grown in sandy soils. There is still time to sample, especially those sandy areas of cornfields with erratic growth. Needle nematodes are

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Indiana Corn: ‘Rootless’ or ‘Floppy’ Corn Syndrome – What’s the Cause?

Indiana Corn: ‘Rootless’ or ‘Floppy’ Corn Syndrome – What’s the Cause?

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Excessive drying of the upper soil profile is conducive for the development of what some of us affectionately call the “rootless corn” or “floppy corn” syndrome. The problem illustrates a classic example of the importance of the timing of stress

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Indiana: Soybean Aphids Found in North of State

Indiana: Soybean Aphids Found in North of State

👤By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University 🕔Jun 16, 2017

As in the past, our first soybean aphid sighting of the year comes from the northern part of the state, specifically near the St. Joseph/Marshall county line. Thanks to Gary Battles for alerting us to this finding – a few

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Indiana: 2 Grain Dust Safety Workshops, June 21, 22

Indiana: 2 Grain Dust Safety Workshops, June 21, 22

👤By Kenneth Eck, Purdue University 🕔Jun 7, 2017

Purdue Extension workshops will help farmers and employees of grain handling facilities better understand how to prevent grain dust combustion and explosions. Funded by a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the workshops include sessions on awareness of

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Indiana Corn: Prevalent Purple Plants Perennially Puzzle Producers

Indiana Corn: Prevalent Purple Plants Perennially Puzzle Producers

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Like the swallows that return every year to San Juan Capistrano, it seems that purpling of young corn returns every year to more than a few fields in Indiana. While somewhat attractive from an ornamental perspective, the sudden appearance of

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Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding or Ponding Prior to Tasseling

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding or Ponding Prior to Tasseling

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” or “goose drownders”) flood low-lying corn fields and create ponding (standing water) in poorly drained areas (depressions, compacted soil) within other fields. Other areas within fields, while technically not flooded or

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