Sweet Corn

Northern corn leaf blight seen in late season planted sweet corn

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) is a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Exserohilum turcicum. The foliar lesions first develop on the lower leaves and are initially small, elliptical and gray-green in color. As the disease... more »

Striving for worm-free sweet corn

As some extra-early plantings of sweet corn are beginning to reach the silking stage, growers should have a plan for managing caterpillar pests. Pheromone traps at various locations around Ohio have been detecting some corn... more »

Pest detections cue sweet corn growers to do early-season scouting

Some pests are sporadic in nature and only become problems when conditions are right. This year’s wet spring and big storms have provided perfect conditions for black cutworm and true armyworm. The combination of weather... more »

Black cutworms snip sweet corn seedlings early in season

Low numbers of black cutworm moths are being caught in parts of Michigan, with moths detected in Montcalm and Lenawee counties. Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension have caught the pest in varying... more »

Watch for Stewart’s wilt in Michigan sweet corn this year

The average temperature from December through February determines the survival of the corn flea beetle that transfers the Stewart’s wilt bacteria into sweet corn. Based on this winter’s temperature data, the survival of corn flea... more »

Abbott & Cobb, Syngenta sign licensing agreement

Abbott & Cobb, a developer and marketer of vegetable varieties in the U.S. and worldwide, has completed a long-term agreement to license A&C’s recently patented technology, SuperSeedWare (SSW) to Syngenta Seeds for worldwide use in... more »

Fall armyworm arrives in Michigan corn

I recently detected fall armyworm in southeast Michigan sweet corn, and I’ve heard reports of it in other parts of the state. Fall armyworm is a pest of sweet corn, seed corn and popcorn that can... more »

Rotational restrictions limit corn and soybean herbicide choices

Growing the same crops on soil year after year results in buildup of insects, diseases and weeds that reduce yields and quality. Vegetable growers are looking for new ground on which to produce their crops.... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

see all current issue »

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs