Japanese beetles showing up in Missouri corn


Japanese beetles showing up in Missouri corn

A Midwest agronomist says Japanese beetles are cropping up in corn, “I’m getting calls in some fields that are really bad. So, we look at a Japanese beetle in corn and what they can potentially do is clip the silks.” Andy Schmidt is a WinField United agronomist for Missouri. He tells Brownfield clipped silks at pollination are a serious concern, “Some areas, yes, I’m getting calls that they are worse than last year and some pockets, they’re not as bad.

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