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Scout for Corn Molds and Ear Rots This Harvest Season

October 20, 2016, 12:16 pm | Chris Clark

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn mold this harvest season. Based on producer descriptions of black mold or black dust that becomes airborne when the plants are disturbed, common corn smut is the most likely culprit in many of these cases. Read more about Scout for Corn Molds and Ear Rots This Harvest Season

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Lower Costs Bring Cautious Optimism in 2017

February 15, 2017, 10:50 am | Alejandro Plastina, Ann Johanns

The cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a new study done by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The cost of corn production is expected to drop by 12 percent and soybean production will dip by 9 percent. Read more about Lower Costs Bring Cautious Optimism in 2017

Management of European Corn Borer Difficult without Hybrid Traits

June 21, 2017, 7:58 am | Erin Hodgson

Today some farmers, in an effort to lower costs as commodity markets remain low, have started planting corn without the Bt traits that have proven so effective against European corn borer and other caterpillars - and they are now having questions about the biology, life cycle and management of European corn borer. Read more about Management of European Corn Borer Difficult without Hybrid Traits

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