Agronomy Talk

10

Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Yellowed Corn in Ohio Fields

Author: Alex Knight

A common service call I have received over the past week is yellowed corn. What causes yellow corn? Should you be concerned? What is important to remember is that the type of yellowing you see on your corn will be indicative of what caused the yellowing.

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7

Jun

2016

Agronomy Update

Corn Syndromes…Do They Really Cost You Anything?

Author: Austin Scott

As the southernmost agronomist for Beck’s, I’m usually the first one to see which pest(s) will be the worst, and this year is no exception. Although I haven’t seen much disease or insect pressure (up to this point), I have received numerous calls about yellow tops, white spots, or purpling in corn. With that, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to explain some of these “corn syndromes.” 

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10

Jun

2015

Agronomy Update

Nitrogen Studies and Rapid Growth Syndrome

Author: Alex Johnson

In this week’s Agronomy Update, Beck’s sales intern Rachel Garen and I take you through some of the exciting nitrogen research studies we are conducting here at the London, OH Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site. I have also been experiencing numerous calls and made a number of field visits across the state of Ohio, which have rendered comparisons of yellow corn plants for many different reasons. One major cause of yellowing corn plants is rapid growth syndrome, which is a result of both weather and hybrid variety.

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8

Jun

2015

Agronomy Update

Micronutrient Uptake Struggles for Indiana Corn and Rapid Growth Syndrome

Author: Denny Cobb

This summer Christy Kettler, a junior at Purdue University majoring in Agronomy, will be interning here at Beck’s. Working with myself and our area sales team, Christy will be completing intensive crop scouting on 8,500 acres in central Indiana. In addition to scouting diseases, she will also be using pheromone traps to monitor insect moth activity within this area during the entire summer. With this information we hope to provide you with details of how many insects are in the area, when we can expect these moths to lay eggs, and the insect larvae to hatch.  

As Christy continues to monitor moth captures, diseases and insects throughout the summer, we will send out detailed reports to keep you aware of these findings on both corn and soybeans. If you have any questions about these findings or would like more information, please reach out to myself or your seed advisor for more information.

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12

Jun

2014

Agronomy Update

E. Indiana and Ohio: Yellow Beans, Rapid Growth Syndrome, and Floppy Corn

Author: Mark Apelt

Yellow Beans
While driving through Indiana and Ohio there are many soybean fields that are pale yellow in color. We have had adequate moisture and above average temperatures, so what is going on?

Rapid Growth Syndrome
Recently, there have been a few reports of corn that looks like it is getting wrapped up in itself. This is known as rapid growth syndrome or some call it twisted whorl syndrome.

Floppy Corn
There have been a few reports of corn that is leaning over after storms from last Wednesday. Genetics do not seem to play a role as many companies and hybrids have shown this symptom.

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