Tag Archive: Corn

Corn Disease Management: When to Apply a Fungicide?

Southern Rust in field corn at the UF/IFAS Plant Research Center, Citra. Photo: Nick Dufualt. By Nicholas Dufault and Maria C. Velez-Climent, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department Recently, southern corn rust (Puccinia polysora) (Figure 1) was identified in Seminole County, Georgia and southern Alabama. Our current rainfall trends have many wondering if it would be beneficial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/16/corn-disease-management-when-to-apply-a-fungicide/

Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

Nitrogen credits from late summer cover crops at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL 2016. Photo: Arun Jani Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/late-summer-legume-cover-crops-behind-corn/

Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department & Patrick Troy, Regional Row Crop Agent Plant-parasitic nematodes, including sting, root-knot (RKN), and stubby-root nematodes among others can cause significant damage to Florida field corn.  Nematicide application is a common management practice for nematodes, but is it economically feasible for a relatively low-value crop like corn? Patches …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/03/is-it-cost-effective-to-apply-nematicides-to-field-corn/

Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) corn trial at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Photo: Mike Mulvaney Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen (N) management strategies for corn production in the Panhandle.  This is a follow-up to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/13/evaluation-of-esn-controlled-release-fertilizer-for-florida-corn-production/

2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Photo: Tyler Jones. Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts. The University of Florida/IFAS, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trial-summary-from-jay-florida/

Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13

You are invited to participate in the 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course. As in previous years, the short course will take place at the Hotel at Auburn University. The event is scheduled for December 12th ( all day) and 13th (morning). We will have a great group of speakers and topics. The short …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/29/alabama-corn-and-wheat-short-course-december-12-13/

Corn Harvest Underway in Jackson County

This combine was running hard harvesting field corn this week near Greenwood, FL at Bishop Farms. Harvest is always an exciting time on the farm.  Months of work, investment, and risk pay off when the crop comes in.  This week several farms in Jackson County started harvesting field corn from both dryland and irrigated fields. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/30/corn-harvest-underway-in-jackson-county/

UF/IFAS 2016 Corn Field Day July 19

UF/IFAS Extension will host the annual Corn Field Day Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center, located at 4253 Experiment Road, Highway 182 in Jay. The event will feature 27 replicated corn varieties, and more than 15 corn variety demonstration plots, with varieties from Dyna-Gro, Monsanto-Dekalb, …

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Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) as a Controlled-release Nitrogen source for Corn and Cotton

Urea on the left, ESN on the right. Photo credit: Mike Mulvaney Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) is a polymer-coated urea formulated as 44-0-0. The reason it contains 2% less nitrogen (N) than urea (which is 46-0-0) is due to the weight of the polymer coating.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/environmentally-smart-nitrogen-esn-as-a-controlled-release-nitrogen-source-for-corn-and-cotton/

UF/IFAS Researchers Studying Corn Root Development in Florida’s Sandy Soils

Figure 1. Before mini-rhizotron tube was inserted, a GiddingsTM soil drilling rig creates a hole for the tube. Chaein Na and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department University of Florida researchers conducted an extensive field trial recently to investigate the hidden half of the corn plant, namely the roots. An extensive root system is beneficial for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/08/ufifas-researchers-studying-corn-root-development-in-floridas-sandy-soils/

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