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 […]

Corn: Early Season Damage – The Growing Point Is What Matters

🕔May 16, 2019There is something about 30 mph winds and sand/grit/soil blasting across corn fields at seedling height that makes one curious about the ability of corn to recover from early season […]

Nebraska: Delayed Corn Planting – Time To Switch Maturities?

🕔May 14, 2019It’s been a wet week for much of Nebraska, further delaying planting and causing growers to consider whether they should move from a full-season corn hybrid to a short-season. The […]

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