According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, 75% of the country’s corn is in good or better condition – unchanged from last week’s report. Looking at individual states, conditions are scattered across the Corn Belt.
Corn rootworm larvae and beetles look to make a tasty snack out of your precious corn plants and July and August are prime times to scout for worm and beetle damage.
As corn is at or near pollination across much of the corn growing states, it’s important to keep your crop focus on pollinating kernels. Scout for these four corn diseases to take action when possible and protect your bottom line.
“We can hope—and hope lives eternal on the farm—that we get another weather blast higher and we get this heat to come back and then we get another shot at old highs again,” Jerry Gulke says.
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