FieldTalk

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
When scouting a newly planted cornfield, it is important to understand the fundamental growth habits and what the plant should look like above and below the soil surface.

Ear Flex

Ear type is an important agronomic trait to consider when optimizing planting population.

And just like that, planting season is right around corner. When it comes to planting corn, it is important to get the depth right, as it is essential for proper root development, growth, and maturity.  In Western Canada, corn needs to be planted deeper than other crops grown (canola, flax wheat, barley, oats, etc.). Ideal planting