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Issue No. 7/May 18, 2012

Corn Rootworm Larval Hatch: Earliest in at Least 35 Years
The earliest reported hatch of corn rootworm larvae in 35 years has been received for Illinois and Indiana. What are the potential implications for corn producers?

Herbicide Injury to Corn
Some producers feel that corn injury from postemergence herbicides is more than usual so far this season. Factors that can influence corn's sensitivity to injury are detailed.

Nitrogen Applications for the 2012 Corn Crop
Is more nitrogen needed for this year's corn crop? For many fields the answer is no, but if the remainder of an earlier portion is still to be applied, make it a priority to try to apply early to avoid loss of yield potential.