Ear mold pressure widespread in Corn Belt

An agronomist says ear mold is prevalent across the Corn Belt this harvest season.

Ron Roling with AgriGold is encouraging farmers to scout fields. “If they do have it, get it identified, get it harvested in a timely manner and try to do it as early as they can,” he said. “Once they get that grain into the bin, get it dried down to below 15%. That will keep all of the infections from spreading.”

He tells Brownfield ear mold can be problematic for growers. “It’s all going to affect grain quality and could damage the kernels.”

Roling says disease pressure seems to be more widespread this year.

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