In late August, PRIDE Seeds agronomist Drew Thompson was called to visit a grower’s corn field, where the complaint was ears that were small, misshapen and poorly pollinated.
PRIDE Seeds is now using the Fortenza® Maxim®Quattro with Stamina® (FMQ/S) package of insecticide and fungicides as its primary seed treatment on corn products, and for good reason.
Agronomist Matt Chapple says the company has embraced the move because of FMQ/S’s proven effectiveness at providing both early-season insect and disease protection, as well as increased plant health and cold tolerance.
Here is a quick review of late season kernel development & terms.
Kernel development through to maturity can be separated into two stages: The grain fill and the after physiological maturity period.
Pollination is one of the most critical stages in the life of a corn plant. Unfortunately, pollination is also one of the least controllable aspects of grain production since its success or failure is mainly influenced by environmental conditions.
In this article I hope to provide some insight into grain corn progression towards maturity, and an understanding of the growth stages after tasseling/silking and pollination.
As we reach full tassel stage in corn, we are receiving some last-minute questions regarding fungicide applications.
One of the questions that we regularly receive is: "Which PRIDE hybrids are more likely to have a positive response to a foliar fungicide application?"
This interest in hybrid specific response is also spurred on by...