Corn Stalk Rots and Ear Rots: A Double Whammy for Wisconsin Corn Farmers

Damon L. Smith, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The 2016 growing season is going to end with many challenges for Wisconsin farmers. The excessively wet weather has slowed or ended harvest of corn silage and grain harvest has barely started in much of the state. Couple this with warm and wet weather is August and we have a double whammy of stalk rot and ear rot issues to contend with this fall.

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