Seeds for Success

ID the worm: Wireworm or False Wireworm

ID the worm: Wireworm or False Wireworm

Two of the pests that you could be seeing this year are Wireworms and False Wireworms. I will cover the differences between them and tell you a quick way of telling them apart without having to send them to a lab or count body parts. Both pests can attack your corn seedlings and reduce stands or stunt plants thus reducing your yields.

Hidden Yield Robber: Floppy or Lazy Corn

Hidden Yield Robber: Floppy or Lazy Corn

So, what is Floppy Corn and how can it be controlled? Floppy Corn, as I call it, is when the corn lays over or gets floppy at about V6 to V8 corn plant development. This can be confused with herbicide damage or shallow planted corn, which is called the same thing, so it needs to be looked at to find what is really causing the corn to lay over. Poor root development, not the hybrid’s genetics, is the cause.

Nematicide seed treatments protect corn and soybeans from the start

Nematicide seed treatments protect corn and soybeans from the start

Corteva Agriscience has incorporated proven nematode protection for corn and soybeans as part of LumiGEN® seed treatments, available AgVenture Independent Seed Companies as part of the Security Seed Protection System™. Let’s take a closer look at each nematicide offering and how it works.

Giving farmers a new option against a costly disease

Giving farmers a new option against a costly disease

Corteva Agriscience has incorporated proven nematode protection for corn and soybeans as part of LumiGEN® seed treatments, available AgVenture Independent Seed Companies as part of the Security Seed Protection System™. Let’s take a closer look at each nematicide offering and how it works.

Plant 2021: Cool weather and planting

Plant 2021: Cool weather and planting

Well, it happened again: we had a week of warm weather and planting started, then cool spring rains and colder temperatures hit again, dropping our soil temperatures back to 41 degrees. So, what do we need to look at with seed in the ground below the temperature needed to emerge?

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