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Start scouting for corn stalk rot now
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-20-2001
Abstract

Stressful 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 Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Gary P. Munkvold. "Start scouting for corn stalk rot now" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_munkvold/71/