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July 20, 2021
How to Assess Hail Damage
Early hailstorms are usually not as devastating to our corn crop because it is
usually not large enough to sustain substantial damage (out of the ground for less than three weeks) or in some cases has not yet been planted.
There are no in-season control options available to the grower. Foliar fungicides are not effective in the control of this disease. Best defense against Goss’s Wilt is to plant corn hybrids with high levels of tolerance, but Hybrids only have limited tolerance.
Southern Rust in Corn
Southern Corn Rust confirmed in cornfields in Kansas and Nebraska.
Dampening off in Cornfields
In this past week, there have been several fields that I have looked at where plants are stunted and dying from Fusarium and/or Pythium root rot.
V1 Corn (The Ugly Duckling)
Every year, for the first five weeks or so after corn planting is finished, the guys down at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe complain royally about the looks of the crop. It does not matter whether it was an early planting season or a late planting season.
Rootless Corn Syndrome
“Rootless or Floppy Corn Syndrome” describes an environmental/cultural problem where the corn rooting node is exposed or located in hot or dry soil. It is easier to prevent than to cure.
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