Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Recently, I received a call about a strange phenomenon in a Washington County corn field.   Some type of pest was cutting off corn stalks, so my first thought were cutworms. But, when I found out the cut off stalks were V8 stage corn, that was almost head high, I got...
Twisted Whorl Syndrome in Corn

Twisted Whorl Syndrome in Corn

Authored by De Broughton, Regional Specialized Agronomic Crop Agent, and Ethan Carter, Regional Specialized Crop IPM Agent Throughout North Florida, producers have reported seeing corn of certain varieties with twisted whorls and other unusual symptoms. Soon after...
Friday Feature:  National Corn Yield Contest

Friday Feature: National Corn Yield Contest

Field corn planting is well underway across the Panhandle.  Over last few years, the weather has not been ideal for optimal corn production in the Panhandle, as excessive rainfall events, weeds, and fungal diseases have depressed yields.  This year may be different?...
Friday Feature:  Corn that Acquires Its Own Nitrogen

Friday Feature: Corn that Acquires Its Own Nitrogen

This week’s featured video was published by the University of California – Davis to share the results of a remarkable scientific discovery.  Researchers from UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have identified a native...