Issue 12, June , 2016 • USDA-NIFA Extension IPM Grant
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|County/Cooperator||Wk 1||Wk 2||Wk 3||Wk 4||Wk 5||Wk 6||Wk 7||Wk 8||Wk 9||Wk 10||Wk 11||Wk 12||Wk 13|
|Dubois/SIPAC Ag Center||0||0||348||258||11||6||22||44||35||5||9||13|
|Jennings/SEPAC Ag Center||0||0||15||18||9||1||9||0||1||2||4||35|
|Knox/SWPAC Ag Center||0||6||197||63||17||39||22||22||19||30||31||36|
|LaPorte/Pinney Ag Center||0||25||317||296||63||149||121||29||10||42||46||79|
|Lawrence/Feldun Ag Center||4||97||155||76||42||21||14||14||15||40||74||139|
|Randolph/Davis Ag Center||0||0||0||24||122||162||101||14||11||29||16||70|
|Whitley/NEPAC Ag Center||7||21||619||1,091||376||682||612||173||78||56||82||81|
Wk 1 = 3/31/16 - 4/6/16; Wk 2 = 4/7/16 - 4/13/16; Wk 3 = 4/14/16 - 4/20/16; Wk 4 = 4/21/16 - 4/27/16; Wk 5 = 4/28/16 - 5/4/16; Wk 6 = 5/5/16 - 5/11/16; Wk 7 = 5/12/16 - 5/18/16; Wk 8 = 5/19/2016 - 5/25/16; Wk 9 = 5/26/16 - 6/1/16; Wk 10 = 6/2/16 - 6/8/16; Wk 11 = 6/9/16 - 6/15/16; Wk = 6/16/16 - 6/22/16
Striped corn is prevalent this season. Deficiencies of several nutrients, sulfur, manganese, zinc, and magnesium, can cause striping symptoms to appear. There are subtle differences in how these deficiencies appear and often they cannot be differentiated by sight alone. Plant and soil sampling and analysis are the best tools for identifying the nutrient(s) that are deficient. If the deficiency is identified early enough, some or all of the potential reduction in yield can be overcome with additional fertilizer applied in the current growing season. Usually these deficiencies will occur in subsequent years so a clear diagnosis can allow one to modify their fertility program to avoid these deficiencies in the future. More information can be obtained at: https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/soilfertility/news/Striped_Corn.pdf and https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/news/timeless/sulfurdeficiency.pdf
Yellow Striped Corn; Diagnosis
Yellow Striped Corn; Analysis
Note that this was published in 2014, but that the content remains the same.
Storms packing strong winds have rolled through Indiana several time already this growing season. Recent storms, in particular, caused quite a bit of damage to the corn crop in some fields. The damage includes minor leaning or bending of plants, outright uprooting of plants (root lodging), and the so-called “green snap” phenomenon where stalks literally break off or snap above a stalk node (often below the harvestable ear).
The crop is particularly vulnerable to such damage from strong winds when it is in the latter stages of the rapid growth phase prior to pollination, wherein overall plant and root dry matter increases rapidly but more importantly, stalk internode elongation occurs very rapidly. Rapid elongation of the stalk internodes (the tissue between the stalk nodes or “joints”) often outpaces the lignification of the same tissue. The development of lignins provide the structural strength to the stalk.
Butzen, Steve. Brittle Snap Injury in Corn. DuPont Pioneer. [online] https://www.pioneer.com/home/site/us/ agronomy/library/brittle-snap/ [URL accessed July 2013].
Nielsen, RL (Bob). 2011a. An Example of “Recovery” From Severe Root-Lodging. Corny News Network, Purdue Extension. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/ articles.11/FlatCorn-0728.html [URL accessed July 2013].
Nielsen, RL (Bob). 2011b. Prospects of Recovery for Root-Lodged Corn. Corny News Network, Purdue Extension. [online] http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.11/ FlatCorn-0726.html [URL accessed July 2013].Thomison, Peter. 2011. Green Snap” Damage to Corn. Ohio State Extension C.O.R.N. [online] http://corn.osu.edu/ newsletters/2011/2011-23/201cgreen-snap-damage-to-corn [URL accessed July 2013].
The Purdue Weed Science program will be hosting Weed Science field days at 2 sites in 2016.
Our first field day, Palmer Amaranth Day, will be held on Tuesday, June 28th, at our Palmer Amaranth research site near Rensselaer, IN (the intersection on East 225 North and North 375 East, Rensselaer, IN 47978; GPS: 41° 2'39.49"N, 86°58'57.92"W). Registration will begin at 8:00 EDT. The tours will start at 8:30 and conclude at noon. Enrollment is limited to 60 people for this field day. We have applied for CCA and CCH credit. If you are interested in attending the field day at this site on June 28th, please preregister at the Purdue DTC website https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/dtc/Pages/palmer.aspx.
The second field day, Purdue Weed Day, is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center, 8343 US 231 South, Lafayette, IN 47909-9049. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM EDT, and the program will begin at 8:30. We will view the plots on the west side of highway 231 in the early part of the morning, and a waterhemp site about 1 mile east of the farm in the latter part of the morning. The Throckmorton PAC farm is located approximately 5 miles south of Lafayette on the corner of county road 800S and U.S. 231 South. For those attending the 2016 Purdue Weed Day at Throckmorton, we have applied for 3 CCH’s for category 1A. The registration form for the June 30th field day is located on the Purdue Weed Science Website at https://www.btny.purdue.edu/WeedScience/WeedDay/ You may also call Lisa Gross at 765-494-9871.
Please register if you plan to attend. This will allow us to maintain a mailing list and to estimate coffee, doughnut, bagel, and soft drink needs for our Weed Science field days.
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