Hot Topics in Commodities – Corn
March 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST (12:00 p.m. EST)
The session will begin with a focus on fertility in hybrid corn in Western Canada, followed by a national markets outlook for the corn complex by MarketsFarm experts Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett. To finish the session, hear about managing corn rootworm, targeted to Eastern Canadian growers.
Managing Fertility to Maximize Hybrid Corn Potential
Join Dr. Don Flaten for a discussion on optimum nitrogen fertilizer management strategies for modern corn hybrids in Manitoba. Dr. Don Flaten recently retired from the University of Manitoba, where he was a professor in soil fertility, crop nutrition and nutrient management. Don will discuss the results of a recent corn fertilization project that addressed 4R Nutrient Stewardship for nitrogen fertilization of modern corn hybrids in Manitoba: applying the right rate, at the right source, in the right place, and at the right time.
Developing a Resistance Management Plan for Corn Rootworm in Canada
Erin Hodgson, a professor and extension entomologist with Iowa State University, has helped Iowa farmers dealing with corn rootworm resistance. Join Erin to discuss what Ontario farmers can learn from Iowa’s experience. With the commercial release of transgenic Bt-rootworm corn in 2003, many farmers reduced or eliminated soil-applied insecticides to manage larvae. However, western and northern corn rootworm are adapting to transgenic technologies throughout the Corn Belt, including now in Ontario.
PLUS, MarketsFarm experts Mike Jubinville and Bruce Burnett will provide a market outlook for the corn complex.
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