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Archive | Corn Diseases, Weeds & Pests

Recognize various corn-specific diseases, weeds and pests, and learn how to sustainably manage your corn crop in order to avoid and prevent loss.

Jimson Weed

Identifying and Controlling Weeds

It has been noted that in a few hundred more years — considering the present rate of discovery — we will have all the answers on the role of trace minerals in crop production. Answers for the complexities that attend weed growth may take even longer. The information offered here will help the commercial crop […]

Examples of bad stalks affected by insects and disease.

Non-Toxic Control of Common Corn Insects

There are dozens of kinds of insects that attack all parts of the corn plant—roots, stalk, leaves, and cob. As we have said, they are just part of nature’s clean-up crew, eating the sick plants.

A cornfield aerial view with weeds. Knowing what weeds are growing in your fields, and why, will help you manage your soil health.

Weed Management Techniques for Corn Growers

The simple truth is that nearly all weeds grow best in poor soil—unbalanced, tight, depleted, “dead” soil. And that is just what our modern agricultural methods have created over the last few decades.

Fungal growth covering the grain signals the completion of the initial culture (in a box).

Biological Inoculants for Soil Health

As part of efforts to improve the soils and quality and yield of produce at Tobacco Road Farm we have been utilizing a biological inoculant made from locally sourced microorganisms. This inoculant material is referred to as IMO (Indigenous Microorganisms). The techniques for IMO culturing come from the principles of Korean Natural Farming (KNF), an […]