FieldTalk

As 2023 seems to be flying by, we wanted to use this newsletter as an opportunity to review five different corn agronomic issues we saw during the 2022 growing season in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

There will be a large difference between a “simple frost” that just damages or kills some of the leaves vs. a “killing frost” that completely stops thephotosynthesis of the plant. Learn more:

PRIDE Seeds agronomist Matt Chapple shares how seed companies stress test hybrids to ensure only the best, most resilient hybrids make it to market. He also discusses how hybrid performance can vary in different environments and why it’s critical to properly position a hybrid on a farm to optimize yield.

Tar Spot

Tar spot of corn is a foliar disease common to areas of Latin America, where it is considered the most important disease of corn. The first reported occurrences of tar spot in the United States were confirmed in Illinois and Indiana in 2015. The disease has spread quickly and has since been found in SW Ontario in 2020. Certain growing seasons