So you finally got, or are about to get, some rain. Whew! Good news after a tough 6-8 weeks here in the Midwest. What now?
Corn rootworm larvae begins hatching in late May to June. “Generally, corn rootworm hatch occurs close to the time that we begin seeing lightning bugs outside in the evenings,” said AgVenture Agronomy Lead Louis Sutton. “This is not 100% true, but it gives us a good indication of the hatch timing. When this happens, set a reminder to begin scouting in the next couple of weeks.”
Every year, a variety of diseases, fungi, and molds are present on ears as plants near harvest.