May 28, 2010 Agronomy

Kernels of Wisdom: Investigating Natural Variation in Corn

By CATHERINE HUTCHINGS AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO

Overview: Where did corn, or maize, originate, and how did its cultivation contribute to civilization? Why do botanists and agronomists continue to study and selectively breed corn today? How is variation important in this process? In this lesson, students use prior knowledge to tout corn in a 30-second commercial spot. Then, using observation skills, they investigate variations in different types of corn and develop an understanding of the role natural variation plays in its selective breeding. Finally, they apply their learning to explain how artificial selection works and to execute a concluding project.

Read on

BECOME A GLH DEALER! Earn cash, travel, product and rewards! Recent NewsNews Archives

OSU: Corn Drydown… What to Expect?

September 16, 2014

Corn growers may encounter slower than normal dry down this fall due to relatively cool weather conditions and late crop development. Corn will normally dry approximately 3/4 to 1% per day during favorable drying weather (sunny and breezy) during the early warmer part of the harvest season from mid September through late September.

UNL: CropWatch Sept 15

September 15, 2014

Here is the latest issue from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

MSU: Spread of soybean sudden death syndrome evident across southwest Michigan fall 2014

September 11, 2014

Soybean sudden death syndrome can be found at low levels in many southwest Michigan fields this fall. Growers should evaluate fields and think about selecting partially resistant varieties where SDS has been on the rise.

Field Day Breaks the Bad News on the Future of Weed Management

September 11, 2014

Weed scientists offer 10 commandments for battling Palmer amaranth

AgriView: Time for corn silage: Pricing, safety, cover crops

September 11, 2014

Corn silage harvest is at hand. This week, Agri-View opens up a field of expert advice for maximizing corn silage returns.