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Indiana Corn: The ‘Zipper’ Pattern of Poor Kernel Set

Indiana Corn: The ‘Zipper’ Pattern of Poor Kernel Set

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The occurrence of severe photosynthetic stress (severe drought, extreme heat, severe nutrient deficiency, severe foliar disease) during or shortly after pollination in corn often results in poorly filled ears due to incomplete pollination or abortion of young kernels. Often such

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Indiana: Explore Sustainable Farming Funding Opportunities in Free SARE Webinar, Oct. 20

Indiana: Explore Sustainable Farming Funding Opportunities in Free SARE Webinar, Oct. 20

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Are you trying to find a source of funds to use on your farm to compare the sustainability of one production or marketing practice to another? Would some additional funds facilitate your efforts to teach youth about sustainable practices? North

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Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

👤By Cheri Frederick, Purdue University 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Have you recently started your own direct-to-consumer farming operation? To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop – Central Region scheduled Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the

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Indiana Corn: Kernel Red Streak – What Is It and What’s the Cause?

Indiana Corn: Kernel Red Streak – What Is It and What’s the Cause?

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Kernel red streak, or KRS, is a phenomenon wherein streaks of red pigments radiate throughout the pericarp of an otherwise yellow kernel. On a bright, sunny day, the combination of red and yellow is strikingly beautiful. The occurrence of kernel

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Indiana Corn: What Causes Low Grain Test Weight?

Indiana Corn: What Causes Low Grain Test Weight?

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Among the top 10 most discussed (and cussed) topics at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe during corn harvest season is the grain test weight being reported from corn fields in the neighborhood. Test weight is measured in the U.S. in

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Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

Indiana Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Grain Weight

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than what is desired by grain buyers, which is typically about 15% moisture. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers will “shrink” the weight of “wet”

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Indiana: Western Bean Cutworm – Resistance Confirmed

Indiana: Western Bean Cutworm – Resistance Confirmed

👤By Christian Krupke and John Obermeyer, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Although we have written about the topic in the past, it’s worth re-focusing on the Western bean cutworm (WBC) story for 2 reasons: ear damage is still evident and some larvae are still present and a recent publication in the

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Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

Indiana: Bt Crop Resistance is Expected – Steps to Limit Your Risk – Video

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University Entomologist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Recent reports of resistance to Bt crops in the western corn rootworm, western bean cutworm and other pests have raised fears of “superbugs” that cannot be killed using our established arsenal of Bt hybrids and traits. In fact, resistance is

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Indiana Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Could We Spray Postemergence in 2017?

Indiana Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Could We Spray Postemergence in 2017?

👤By Joe Ikley and Bill Johnson, Purdue University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Now that the spray season for herbicides in corn and soybean has ended for most of Indiana and dicamba complaints have started to slow down, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to see how many spray hours we

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Indiana: Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop, Columbus, Nov. 7

Indiana: Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop, Columbus, Nov. 7

👤By Cheri Frederick, Purdue University 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Beginning farmers who want to take their operation to the next level can receive profitable business tools and training during a farm viability workshop presented by a specialty crop farmer and farm business consultant. The Beginning Farmer Southeast Regional Workshop

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