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: 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 […]

Corn: Converting Wet Weight to Dry Weight Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than the 15% moisture typically desired by grain buyers. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers […]

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 Corn: Effects of Severe Stress During Grain Filling Aug 23, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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