Thursday, April 21, 2011
Early Corn Up in Central Illinois - Good or Bad?
But, obviously, these fields near Route 48 have a tendency to pond in areas and a replant in those areas will most likely be necessary.
So, what are some issues this early corn is facing in Illinois now?
Saturated soil conditions coupled with cool weather could be perfect for lingering seedling diseases. Just how well with these corn roots be able to cope?
When fields finally dry, corn planting resumes, and later corn emerges, cutworm damage could be a concern thanks to recent high catches of cutworm moths: