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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
This syndrome occurs in young corn plants and is attributed to limited or simply absent development of the nodal roots.  Various factors are involved:  1. Shallow planting Seed MUST be sown to a MINIMUM depth of 1.5 inches to ensure that nodal roots grow 3/4 inch below the soil surface. Excessive or absent moisture will cause the death
Harvest timing:
• It is best to chop when whole plant moisture is between 60 and 70%
• Ensure you are harvesting each variety separately
• Weigh each hybrid immediately after it’s been harvested
Selecting the correct hybrid for silage is one of the most important management decisions for silage programs. The following criteria help growers select the correct hybrids for maximum corn silage production....

Soil Fertility

PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Neil McGregor discusses what you need to think about when it comes to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. He also explains why it's important to test your soil every few years or so.
PRIDE Seeds Market Development Agronomist Sara Meidlinger discusses the differences between EDF (Effective Digestible Fibre) and EDP (Effective Dual Purpose) silage hybrids. It's important to know the differences between these types of silage hybrids in terms of digestibility, palatability and harvest window.