Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
Reports of ear loss have been widespread in Nebraska this harvest season following a week of high, sustained winds in late October. Growers have been asking about the potential causes of weakened ear […]

Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
Fumonisins are toxins produced in corn kernels by two species of fungi (Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum).  These toxins are carcinogens and can cause illness in livestock, particularly in horses. The levels […]

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses Oct 18, 2017

🕔Oct 18, 2017
According to the USDA/NASS as of Sunday, Oct. 15, 21 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 34 percent for last year and 32 percent for the […]

Nebraska Corn: Identifying Stalk Rot Diseases – 6 Risk Factors Sep 26, 2017

🕔Sep 26, 2017
Various stalk rot diseases have been confirmed in samples from corn fields across Nebraska. Stalk rot diseases and the pathogens that cause them are common in corn. They can weaken […]

Ohio Corn: Stress During Grain Fill? Expect Stalk Health Problems Aug 25, 2017

🕔Aug 25, 2017
Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging (breakage) prior to grain harvest. Among the more common serious stresses that can […]

Nebraska Corn: Scout for Ear and Stalk Disease in High Risk Fields Oct 17, 2016

🕔Oct 17, 2016
Ear rot diseases have been observed in some areas of Nebraska and stalk rot diseases are becoming increasingly common. It’s important to scout for stalk rot diseases now to determine […]

Iowa Corn: Heads up for Stalk Rot Oct 3, 2016

🕔Oct 3, 2016
Seems like I have written an article on stalk rot about every year for the last five or six seasons. Luckily, for the most part, the last few years it […]

Nebraska: Scouting Stalk and Ear Rot Diseases Oct 3, 2016

🕔Oct 3, 2016
Stalk rot diseases continue to increase in Nebraska corn fields and ear rot diseases are beginning to develop in some fields. As producers scout for stalk rot diseases to identify […]

Iowa: Wet Weather Creates Challenges for Harvest Sep 26, 2016

🕔Sep 26, 2016
The 2016 growing season was wet with two distinct temperature patterns–hot during early pollination and cooler in August. Most of Iowa had 125% up to 200% of normal rainfall up to […]

Nebraska Corn: Stalk Rot Diseases – Anthracnose Top Dieback Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 2016
Some of the 2016 Nebraska corn crop experienced prolonged stress and sometimes wounding earlier this season. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence […]

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