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Pest Alert: Stressed Stalks
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:43 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It's a pressure cooker out there and the Midwest corn crop is feeling the heat.

Recent windshield tours of Indiana have convinced Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen that corn stalks are in danger. This week, Illinois entomologists added to the worry when they reported Western corn rootworm damage on first-year Bt corn in several counties. It all adds up to a need to scout fields now to appropriately stage fields for harvest.

"There's been a real difference on the physical appearance of the crops as you drive around the state," ...

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