Corn Agronomic Topics
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Corn Planting Considerations
- Minnesota Late Corn Planting Recommendations
- Establishing A Desired Corn Stand
- The Risks Associated With Planting Corn Before the Optimum Window – MN, ND, SD
- Corn Planting Considerations Under Dry Conditions – Minnesota/Dakotas
- Corn and Dry Soils at Planting, Looking Ahead to 2012 by Roger Elmore, Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University. This series of three articles addresses a growing concern in our area.
Part I: Yield prediction with dry conditions at planting
Part II: Hybrid maturity changes?
Part III: Plant population changes?
- Seed Treatment Product Chart for Corn
- Considerations for Using Row Cleaners
- Wet Spring Concerns
- Effect of Sidewall Compaction on Corn Seedlings
- Considerations for Changing Corn Relative Maturities in Minnesota
- Considerations for Changing Corn Relative Maturities in Iowa
- Cold, Saturated Soil Effects on Corn Germination & Emergence
- Early season cold stress in corn production. Information from ISU Agronomy Extension.
- Pre-Planting Preparation
- Seed Size Issues in Corn
- Hybrid Selection in Corn Production
- Plant by Soil Temperature and Conditions. Planting corn and soybeans early has many benefits in Minnesota. However, planting too early can have a negative impact on yield. It is important to plant according to soil temperature and conditions as opposed to the calendar.
General Corn Management
- Late Season Frost Damage to Corn
- Frost This article from the University of Wisconsin Extension contains a wealth of information for both early- and late-season frost effects on corn.
- Assessment of Hail Damaged Corn – Blister to Maturity
- Recovery & Damage Assessment of Hail Damaged Corn Through V6
- Recovery & Damage Assessment of Hail Damaged Corn
- Pummeled Corn Vulnerable to Disease Development. Information from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Fungicide Use in Corn after Hail Events and Prior to Tasseling. Information from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Temperature & Water Stress
- Heat and Drought Stress Impacts on Corn
- High Temperature and Humidity Effects on Kernel Development
- Effect of Heat & Drought Stress on Corn Pollination
- Corn Root Lodging: Moisture and Wind Factors
- High Night-time Temperatures and Stalk Cannibalization in Corn
- Effect of Wet Weather Conditions on Corn Standability
- Corn Management in Flooded Fields
- Corn Replanting Decisions
- Corn Replanting Decisions – North Dakota
- Removing a Poor Stand of Corn Before Replanting Corn
- Agronomics for Prevented Planting Acreage
- Rapid Growth Syndrome
- Volunteer Corn Control: Pre-plant, Replant, and In-crop
- Fallow Syndrome in Corn
- One-pass Versus Two-pass Weed Control Programs in Corn
- Bouquet Ears in Corn
- Volunteer Corn in Corn Fields
- Late-Season Roundup®. There is the risk of potential crop injury from off-label, late-season Roundup® brand agricultural herbicide applications. Drop nozzles should be used when Roundup is applied to corn 30 to 48 inches tall. Roundup is not labeled for corn beyond 48 inches in height due to the potential of poor kernel set. Always read and follow pesticide label directions.
- Managing Biotech Corn Traits in 2010. As field season approaches, there are several aspects to keep top of mind regarding each field. While not all inclusive, some of the most important issues are herbicide tolerance and insect protection.
Corn Diseases & Pests
- Best Management Practices for Managing High Populations of Corn Rootworm
- Distinguishing Corn Ear Molds
- Conducting Root Digs for Corn Rootworm in Corn
- Corn Rootworm Management in the Western Corn Belt
- Identifying and Managing Goss's Wilt
- Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys) in Corn and Soybean
- Western Bean Cutworm (Striacosta albicosta) in Corn
- Treatment Options for Western Bean Cutworm (Striacosta albicosta) in Corn
- Corn Earworm (Helicoverpa zea) Management and Monitoring
- Foliar Fungicide Applications in Corn
- Nematode Management in Corn
Corn Soil Fertility
- When it rains, it pours! What is happening to my nitrogen? Crop News from U of MN Extension.
- Assessing Nitrogen Loss after Soil Saturation
- Assessing Nitrogen Loss after Soil Saturation - ND & northern MN
- Oh Where Oh Where Did My Nitrogen Go? With all of the flooded soils and wet fields there likely are questions on denitrification and whether side-dress nitrogen (N) should be applied. Crop News from U of MN Extension.
- Estimating Nitrogen Losses. Integrated Crop Management News from ISU Extension.
- Sidedressing Corn
- Corn Side-Dress Options. For those growers who still need to apply nitrogen on their corn, this article from NDSU's Crop & Pest Report (6/16/11) has options to consider.
- Nitrogen and Sulfur Sources for Side-Dress Application. While nitrogen is on the minds of many, sulfur deficiencies are starting to be seen in fields as well. Crop News from U of MN Extension.
- Grain Bin Safety
- Considering Corn Harvest Losses and Drying Costs
- Benefits of a Timely Corn Harvest
- Benefits of a Timely Corn Harvest–North
- Benefits of a Timely Corn Harvest–West
- Harvest Safety Reminders - Helpful information from University of Nebraska at Lincoln
- Benefits of a Timely Corn Harvest
- Ensure Quality Grain Storage by Starting with Clean Equipment, Bins - More timely tips from UNL's CropWatch newsletter
- Corn Drydown Rates - MN
- Minimizing Weed Seed Transfer at Harvest
- Grain Drying & Storage. Dr. Ken Hellevang, Extension Ag Engineer at NDSU, recently spoke at a series of seminars sponsored by Gold Country Seed. He kindly agreed to share a copy of his presentation. It covers how to reduce grain drying costs, grain storage recommendations, natural air drying, a comparison of dryer systems, and much more.
- Grain Storage Concerns The conditions that the 2009 crop was exposed to may predispose it to grain storage issues. Checking bins regularly will be critical to help minimize losses.