Indiana: Clinton County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Flood Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Clinton County, Indiana, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding since March 1, 2019, may be […]

Indiana Corn: Frost or Freeze Damage – How Are They Different? Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019Forecasts for freezing or near-freezing temperatures when late-planted fields of corn are not yet mature (i.e., not yet at kernel black layer) are naturally concerning to farmers and the grain […]

Corn: The “Zipper” Pattern of Poor Kernel Set Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019he 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 […]

Indiana Corn: Scout Now for Tar Spot to Determine Future Risk Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019Tar spot of corn has been a concern this season after the localized epidemics we experienced last year in Indiana. At this point in the field season, there are a […]

Indiana Corn: Stress During Grain Fill – A Harbinger of Stalk Health Problems Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging (breakage) prior to grain harvest. Examples of such serious stresses are […]

Indiana Corn: Delayed Grain Maturity, Frost/Freeze Worries Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Given the near record late planting of the 2019 Indiana corn crop and the continuing agony of delayed development of the crop, much of the coffeeshop talk down at Cecil’s […]

Indiana Corn: Predicting Maturity Dates for Delayed Plantings Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Delayed planting of corn in the upper Midwest often increases the risk that the grain will not mature prior to a killing fall freeze. Physiological maturity occurs near the time […]

Indiana Corn: Do Your Ears Hang Low? – Premature Ear Declination Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Droopy ears are cute on certain breeds of dogs, but droopy ears on corn plants prior to physiological maturity are a signal that grain fill has slowed or halted. Ears […]

Indiana: 34 Farm Fatalities Reported in 2018 Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the […]

Indiana: 72 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, […]

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