Sweet corn

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 »

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 »

Research studies crowding stress in sweet corn

  Plants grown in high-­density or crowded populations often put more energy into growth and maintenance than reproduction. For example, flowering may be delayed as plants allocate resources to growing taller and escape competition for... more »

Helicovex granted U.S. registration

Andermatt Biocontrol AG has received U.S registration of its biopesticide Helicovex, a Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted registration of Helicovex to control Helicoverpa ssp., which includes: Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea),... more »

EPA registers BASF herbicide on all corn types

BASF's Armezon PRO herbicide, which provides long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds, has received full EPA registration for use on all corn types. “Growers want flexible options to control weeds based on their farm’s... more »

Schopf brothers’ love of scaring people pays off

Jim Schopf has always loved scaring people. As kids, he and his brother Gene would make straw tunnels in the barn. They’d invite friends to crawl through the tunnels and find ways to frighten them.... more »

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pumpkins, for example,... more »

Past, present, future of trade relationship with Cuba

Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. has taken steps to ease restrictions on... more »

EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season.Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against... more »

Research on stink bug damage to sweet corn may help growers manage them

Cooperative Extension agents and researchers at the University of Delaware are taking a closer look at how brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys) are causing damage to developing ears of sweet corn, the results of... more »


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