It is time for producers to scout corn fields and identify corn establishment problems such as damping off and rootworm egg hatch, according to extension specialists. In her Crop Minute, Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist, says rootworms have hatched early. Alison Robertson, extension crop pathologist, notes in her Crop Minute some corn plants are experiencing problems in southeast Iowa, but it's not all due to disease.
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