Crop Minute - Time to Scout Corn

May 23, 2012

It is time for producers to scout corn fields and identify corn establishment problems such as damping off and rootworm egg hatch, according to extension specialists. In her Crop Minute, Erin Hodgson, extension entomologist, says rootworms have hatched early. Alison Robertson, extension crop pathologist, notes in her Crop Minute some corn plants are experiencing problems in southeast Iowa, but it's not all due to disease.

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Alison Robertson Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Dr. Alison Robertson is an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology. She provides extension education on the diagnosis and management of corn and soybean diseases. Her research interests include Pythium seedling disease of corn and soybean and Goss's wilt. Dr. Robertson receiv...