Short-eared popcorn photo

Small Ear Popcorn

Resident had been growing quality popcorn for 20+ years. In the past 5 years or so, the quality of his corn stand and ear size has deteriorated.   In 2013 he had 32 gallons of popcorn and that has declined to approximately 2 gallons for each of the past four years.  The ear size is now […]

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Corn Problems

I am looking for second opinions on these corn samples, they are from a field in sand ground near Lyndon Station, WI. The individual said the field was planted around May 15th and supposedly came up within the typically time frame for corn emergence. The individual did not know the type of seed used (nor […]

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Yellow Streaky Corn

Late planted corn on sandy soil.  Above normal early spring precipitation.  Elemental S, Boron, Zinc added with 9-23-30.  Yellow areas in field and not limited to low areas.  No recent soil test. Could this be S deficiency on a potentially low pH field? Or at least low pH where symptoms are occurring?

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Weed ID-No-till Corn Field

Help ID Weed in No-till Corn Field

The stems and leaves seem to have that waxy/rubbery feeling to it. Also, flower structure has yellow petals on the outside which wrap around a “pinnaple type” seed structure. Found in no-till corn field

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With no ears and little height, what will this corn do

I’ve been encouraging producers to hold off on taking their corn as corn silage, but I am wondering what does the corn do when it looks like this? Will no ears and short stalked corn continue to be vegetative or will it at some point toss in the towel and die or will the weeds […]

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Corn stalk tops

A resident sent in photo of corn plants that have broken off just above the ear. He tells me there is no sign of the stalk tops lying on the ground in the field. He claims it looks as if something ate the tassle and stalk top.

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Corn Nematode Damage??

Roots are tangled/bunched up at ends of roots producing smaller, under developed corn stalks. Pictures show one large healthy stalk of corn, the smaller stalks were growing roughly 20 ft away from the healthy stalk.

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Bouquet Ear – Corn Syndrome

A 4 acre corner of a 40 acre field is exhibiting bouquet ear syndrome with multiple ears per shank. Pulling the husks back reveil a few kernels at most per ear. An occasional plant (5% of total) have near normal developed ears. The majority of the area will not produce any yield. This is a […]

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This no-till corn struggles

Field planted no-till on 6/4/09 following a burn-down of GlyStar Plus several days earlier. Corn following alfalfa. Good rains following planting resulting in an excelent stand. Laudis applied on 7/8/09. Corn is currently 2 to 6 ft tall depending on location in field. From my obvservations I think that planting depth is the primary […]

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Corn Density Issue

Corn planted late April into soybean stubble. Herbicide is G-max lite at 12 oz/acre and clarity. Only seed treatment was Apron. Corn plants are missing in two areas of field. No carcasses or underground leafing-out found. Very difficult to even find seed in furrow. Seed that was found is well rotted. Planting depth is ok. […]

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