Indiana Corn: Notched Leaf Edges Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
The “notched leaf edge” symptom in corn is a curious genetic leaf “disorder” that appears in certain hybrid families during periods of rapid development. Affected leaves exhibit a ragged or […]

Corn: Tassel Emergence and Pollen Shed Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Field corn in Indiana typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during this period of […]

Corn: Silk Development and Emergence Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
The corn plant produces individual male and female flowers (a flowering habit called monoecious for you corny trivia fans.) Interestingly, both flowers are initially bisexual (aka “perfect” flowers), but during the course […]

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” or “goose drownders”) flood low-lying corn fields and create ponding (standing water) in poorly drained areas (depressions, compacted soil) within other […]

Indiana Corn: Choosing Right Nitrogen Rate Important To Profitability May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
Although nitrogen (N) fertilizer can be costly, it is needed to optimize profit in Indiana cornfields. Applying too little N reduces profit by reducing grain yield. Too much N does […]

Indiana Corn: Assessing Frost Injury to Young Plants May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
The risk of damaging spring frost events is one of the downsides to planting corn earlier than normal, but is one growers often accept when early spring field conditions are […]

Corn: 6 Replant Considerations May 4, 2020

🕔May 4, 2020
he decision to replant a field of corn because of poor stand establishment or severe damage to an otherwise good looking field of corn is often not an easy one […]

Corn: Root Development in Young Plants Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Successful emergence (fast & uniform), while important, does not guarantee successful stand establishment in corn. The next crucial phase in the life of young corn plants is the initial establishment of […]

Corn: Heat Unit Concepts Related to Crop Development Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
Growth and development of corn are strongly dependent on temperature. Corn develops faster when temperatures are warmer and more slowly when temperatures are cooler. For example, a string of warmer […]

Indiana Corn: Potential Causes of Emergence Failure Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
Successful stand establishment of a corn crop relies on many factors, including the successful emergence of the seedlings in the first place. Seedling emergence occurs as a result of elongation […]

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