Issue No. 5/May 6, 2011
A Future of Seed Mixtures in the Corn Belt Seems Certain: Potential Consequences
A new scientific paper addresses the commercialization of Bt hybrids with a seed mixture that forms the basis of insect resistance management.
Weed Management Reminders for a Wet Spring
Suggestions and cautions are outlined for effectively managing weeds in the face of a very wet spring.
Replanting Corn: How to Control Plants from the Initial Planting
Farmers who need to replant corn may first need to control plants remaining from the first planting. Suggested herbicides are discussed.
Concerns with Planted Corn
Wet weather halted planting progress for corn in the second half of April. The month's low temperatures mean less growth advantage for early-planted corn, along with uncertainty about possible physiological damage.