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Seed decay and seedling blights of corn

Corn planting was later than normal and later than last year because of usually wet conditions across most of the state. The unusual fluctuations in air temperatures and soil temperatures further impact corn germination and emergence as well as seedling vigor and thus impact the amount of seed decay, seedling blight and crown rot which may occur.


How to identify emergence issues in corn

With much of Ohio corn now planted statewide, growers who can identify any emergence problem early on will likely have a better chance of coming up with a successful solution to the issue, said an agronomist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.


New study identifies corn varieties resistant to Fusarium ear rot

Twelve corn varieties and inbred lines [BP1] showing resistance to ear rot caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium have been identified from the screening of 43 white corn lines/populations and Lagkitan in a study conducted by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).


What is the 2014 crop bringing in addition to high yields?

Although experts are forecasting a record-plus year for yields, an abundant harvest does not always indicate a problem-free crop to feed to livestock. Preliminary data conducted by Alltech’s 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis Program is now showing there might be more than meets the eye in the fields.


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