In this agronomy update, Nate Mayer and Jerry Mathis, Field Agronomist for Beck's Hybrids, evaluate late-season stalk integrity as we prepare for harvest.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk, stalk quality, agronomy blog
Stalk quality can be negatively affected by three factors: disease, nutrient deficiency, and environment. Fungal diseases like fusarium, anthracnose, and gibberella stalk rot cause decay of the internal pith tissues of the stalk. Nitrogen deficiency can lead to the ear cannibalizing the stalk to feed itself. Extended straight line winds in excess of 60 mph can cause any hybrid to lodge; especially those fields that have experienced stress from the other two factors. Harvest prioritization will be especially important this fall.
Categories: Agronomy Talk
Tags: Beck's Hybrids, Indiana, Agronomy, Beck's, Ohio, Brent Minett, Agronomy Talk, stalk lodging, stalk quality, stalk cannibalization, harvest prioritization