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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Corn Nematodes

Winter meetings the past few years have often included information on corn nematodes.  Many people have tended to ignore that information.  Nematodes are little almost invisible wormlike creatures that live in the soil.  There are hindreds  of species.  Some like soybean cyst nematode are well known.  A relatively small number of species eat corn roots.  In a dry year and root issues can affect water uptake and in turn yields.  This Farm Progress article gives tips on sampling and tells where to send the samples to see if you have a problem. 

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