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Growing sweet corn in the backyard garden

Corn Field. Image Credit Matthew Orwat Sweet corn is a favorite among home gardeners. As long as the space is available, it’s not difficult to grow. Corn is a new world native crop, with archaeological evidence suggesting that it was first domesticated in Mexico. This crop was the basis of the Mayan, Incan and Aztec …

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Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, or Soybeans? Enterprise Budgets Help You Decide

Plan ahead and use an enterprise budget to help you decide which crop or crops will be most profitable to plant this year.   Photo By Judy Ludlow By Henry G. Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director The most importance decision to be made by farmers for the 2014 cropping season is the choice to develop …

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West Florida 2013 Field Corn Variety Trial

Josh Thompson, UF/IFAS Regional Agronomy Agent, and Kim Wilkens, AL Regional Agronomy Agent compare corn varieties at the West Florida Research and Education Center Variety Trial. Because of the renewed interest in field corn production in the region, the West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC)  conducted a variety test for the first time in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/12/west-florida-2013-field-corn-variety-trial/

Corn Harvest Begins in Jackson County

The relentless rain in July had many corn growers in the Panhandle wondering if it would ever stop long enough to harvest their corn crop. Finally, growers in Jackson County have gotten some relief and have started to harvest their earliest planted fields. Irrigated corn yields are doing very well despite the dry weather in …

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Factors that Affect Corn Kernel Abortion

Source:  Mississippi Crop Situation Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist Why did the Kernels near the Ear Tip not Fill? Incomplete kernel set is something you can’t ignore when you start peeling back husks to evaluate your corn crop this time of year. Often times we wonder why those kernels near the ear tip didn’t fill …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/26/factors-that-affect-corn-kernel-abortion/

Corn Leaf: Thrip Damage, Not a Disease

Thrip Damage:A Closer Look Thrips are most noticeable, and of greatest concern on corn at two periods during the growing season: on young seedling plants, and at ear formation. On seedling plants their feeding makes the plants look stunted. At ear formation, thrip injury to developing kernels provides entry for infection by Fusarium spp. and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/29/corn-leaf-thrip-damage-not-a-disease/

Field Corn Variety Tour July 8

When: Monday, July 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) Where: UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center 4253 Experiment Road, Jay, FL 32565 The UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center along with UF/IFAS Extension and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a tour featuring 17 varieties of field corn.  …

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Some Corn is off to a Slow Start

You can see variability across the field. Lingering cool springtime temperatures have been a pleasure for farmers and fieldworkers, but some local corn fields have not fared as well. Below are a few photos from an irrigated field in the western panhandle which had as much attention a corn field could get. The producer based …

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Disease Alert: Northern Corn Leaf Blight

  Northern Corn Leaf Blight lesion. Credit: Jack Price Rome Ethredge, extension agent in Seminole County Georgia, this week reported incidence of Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB), as did Jake Price in Lowndes County Georgia. This is a fungal disease that can reduce corn yields and is most likley to be found in fields where corn was grown …

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Dryland Corn Looks Good So Far

Dryland corn is up and going strong in the Big Bend Region. Dryland field corn is up and flourishing in the Big Bend Region of Florida.  Rains have been well spaced and delivering sufficient water. Corn acreage is forecast to be at its highest point in three quarters of a century.  The 97,282,000 acres nationally …

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