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Pythium damping-off exhibiting a typical brownish water-soaked lesion on the hypocotyl and disintegrated secondary roots. (Sourced from aganytime.com)

Be Aware of Seedling Diseases This Year

With the weather we have been experiencing, it is not  uncommon for seedling disease to make an appearance. When corn and soybean seed remains under ground with cool, wet conditions, seedling blights from various fungi can invade. There are three seedling diseases we should look out for this year: pythium, fusarium and rhizoctonia. Some fields […]

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deformed mesocotyl elongation

Big Corn Concepts: Planting Early

Were you planning to plant your corn early? Here are some factors to consider before you get too excited: Soil temperature- Corn will not germinate if the soil temperature is below 50° F. The soil temperature at a 2-inch depth should be at least 50°F with the temperature warming in the 5-7 day forecast. Even […]

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