There are numerous stalk rots that affect corn in mid to late season. Weather, nutrition and genetic disease tolerance all play major parts in the disease cycle. Plants move nutrients from the stalks to the ears during grain fill. High yields mean heavier ears. These two phenomena combined can make stalk quality issues a problem even in very high-yielding areas.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: corn, Disease, stalk rot, residue management, corn stalk rot, plant stress
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