Start scouting for corn stalk rot nowIntegrated Crop Management News
AbstractStressful growing conditions this year are an indicator that stalk rots could be very common. It is a good idea to go out to the field now and identify problem fields so that they can be harvested early enough to avoid lodging. Driving through Missouri on August 10, I saw numerous fields with 50-75 percent of the plants dead, apparently from a combination of drought stress, poor roots, and stalk rot. I have not seen any fields that look as bad in Iowa, but there are some that look very stressed, and they will die prematurely.
Copyright OwnerIowa State University
Citation InformationGary P. Munkvold. "Start scouting for corn stalk rot now" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_munkvold/104/