Stalk integrity coming into focus

Stalk integrity coming into focus

There’s a heightened awareness on stalk integrity as corn nears maturity.

Mark Storr with BASF says windy conditions are inevitable when summer transitions to fall.

“As a general rule, it’s going to blow (in the fall) and we don’t want to see the corn pop over then or break down because it has a poor stalk rind. So we do run into that.”

Storr covers central Iowa and tells Brownfield there’s been a significant amount of disease pressure this year.