NEWS
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu May 24, 2007 12:28 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- The 2007 corn crop is in the ground for the most part and now farmers need to focus on their disease- and pest-management programs.

As far as pests go, farmers at this point in the season need to be on the look out for grubs, maggots, wireworms and cutworms. These insects, which attack and feed on germinating seeds and young seedlings, cause minor damage before emergence that doesn't necessarily cut yield significantly. Control is achieved through rotation (there's less damage planting corn after soybeans than after another cereal crop like wheat or corn), soil insecticides or seed-treatment ...

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