Sweet corn

How to identify top corn diseases

As corn is beginning to tassel, it is a good time to scout fields to decide if a fungicide will be applied. While you are out scouting, here are some tips from Alyssa Koehler, Extension... more »

USDA ARS researchers look at sweet corn hybrids to increase yields

Sweet corn is one of the most important vegetable crops in the United States, providing an important source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins for humans and for animal feed. ARS researchers and their collaborators are... more »

Poor stands, plant vigor reported in sweet corn

Growers are reporting issues with stands and vigor in sweet corn fields in 2022, especially in early planted fields. There can be many causes for stand loss and weak seedlings: surface compaction and crusting, birds,... more »

Nitrogen management key for organic sweet corn

Building up the nitrogen supplying capacity of the soil is key to growing organic sweet corn. With no high analysis, nitrogen fertilizers approved for sidedressing on an organic crop, rotations with legumes and cover crops,... 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 »

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 »

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