Indiana Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling

🕔Aug 23, 2019Yield potential in corn is influenced at several stages of growth and development. Ear size potential (number of potential kernels) is determined quite early, from about leaf stage V6 to […]

Indiana Corn: Identifying Grain Fill Stages

🕔Aug 23, 2019The grain fill period begins with successful pollination and initiation of kernel development, and ends approximately 60 days later when the kernels are physiologically mature. During grain fill, the developing […]

Indiana Corn: “Rootless” or “Floppy” Corn Syndrome

🕔Jul 2, 2019Excessive 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 […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling

🕔Jun 24, 2019The consequences of flooding, ponding, and saturated soils on young corn depend heavily on the duration of the stress and temperatures. Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” […]

Indiana Corn: Yellow Tops and Twisted Whorls

🕔Jun 21, 2019The curious phenomenon often referred to as the “twisted whorl syndrome” is beginning to show up in some fields in recent days. This “problem” often occurs when young corn shifts […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Very Late Planting – 11 Issues Facing Growers

🕔Jun 3, 2019Despite the fact that the “active” weather pattern gave no signs of changing over the past month, few of us thought we’d see so little planting progress by now. But […]

Indiana Corn: How Late Is “Too Late” to Plant? Key Points to Consider.

🕔May 31, 2019As May transitions to June, many Indiana corn growers are faced with substantial acreage yet to plant. Statewide, as of May 26, only 22% of the state’s corn crop was […]

Indiana Webinar: Delayed Corn, Soybean Planting Decisions, May 23

🕔May 21, 2019Purdue University will be hosting an upcoming webinar entitled “Delayed Corn & Soybean Planting Decisions” hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m. (EDT). […]

Corn: Germination – Identifying Emergence Issues

🕔May 20, 2019Germination is the renewal of enzymatic activity that results in cell division and elongation and, ultimately, embryo emergence through the seed coat. Germination is triggered by absorption of water through […]

Indiana Corn: Planting Time – Fish or Cut Bait

🕔May 17, 2019The bad news is that Monday’s USDA-NASS crop progress report estimated that only 6% of Indiana’s corn had been planted as of May 12, which puts our farmers in the unenviable […]

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