Even though the growing season didn’t start out as many had hoped or planned, corn pests won’t be taking any time off this summer. Now is the time to be regularly scouting for the presence of weeds, diseases and damaging insect pests.
Check out the Take Action website for resources on managing corn rootworm beetles that can be damaging during the silking stage, plus herbicide, fungicide and insecticide classification charts to help break down your decisions for in-season control.
Your time scouting can also be useful as you start to think about seed and input selection for the 2020 growing season. Take note of how the control measures you put in place for this year are performing and if you see any problems with resistance. Use this information to help guide your decisions as you wait for yield results later this fall.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.