Iowa: Feed Corn – Be Aware of 2018 Toxin Levels

🕔Feb 26, 2019The two bu/acre Iowa corn yield reduction shown in the February 9 crop report demonstrated the impact of late-season wet weather. Corn quality and potential food safety issues are also determined […]

Ohio Corn: Extensive Spread of Vomitoxin Could Affect 2019 Crop

🕔Jan 14, 2019A wetter than normal summer and fall in Ohio led to the worst spread of a toxin on corn in at least a decade, according to a grain disease expert […]

Iowa Corn: Mycotoxins and Crop Deterioration

🕔Oct 18, 2018Above normal rains in September have slowed field crop dry-down. Coupled with early season drought in South Central and Southeast Iowa and above-average rainfall in the Northwest, there is high […]

Ohio Wheat: A Few Considerations for Planting After Corn

🕔Oct 9, 2018Some Ohio wheat growers are thinking about planting wheat after corn to avoid some of the late planting issues we have had to deal with over the past few years. […]

Ohio: Corn Earworm Makes Unpleasant Late-Season Appearance; Watch for Molds

🕔Sep 25, 2018Although western bean cutworm numbers were low this year, we have recently seen and also received reports about high corn earworm populations in late-planted corn and field peas. Corn earworm […]

Ohio Corn: Telling Ear Rots Apart

🕔Aug 28, 2018Over the last few weeks, we have received samples with at least four different types of ear rots – Diplodia, Gibberella, Fusarium, and Trichoderma. Of these, Diplodia ear rot seems to […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain and Silage

🕔Aug 10, 2018In Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, growers often face challenges brought on by persistent moist conditions and other weather factors. One of these challenges include corn ear and stalk rots, […]

Ohio Wheat: Variety Selection an Important 1st Step to Reducing Scab, Vomitoxin

🕔Sep 6, 2017Even though we did not have high levels of scab and vomitoxin this year, we still need to keep this disease in our minds as we select varieties to plant […]

Durum Wheat: Over Supply and Fusarium Head Blight Give Growers Second Thoughts – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2017Durum is a type of wheat that is very dense and high in protein. Approximately 80% of the nation’s nearly 100 million bushels of durum wheat is grown in North […]

Midwest Corn: Wet, Sour, Sprouting Grain Turning Up in Some Storage Piles – DTN

🕔Jan 6, 2017Reports are surfacing of wet corn stored in piles turning sour, and in some cases, sprouting. While some of the piles were uncovered and hit with heavy snow and rain, […]

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