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Evaluating Controlled-Release Fertilizer

controlled-release fertilizer

Corn is an important crop for Florida’s agriculture industry with nearly 100,000 acres annually. Producers, Extension agents and researchers are studying corn nitrogen fertilization programs and methods to improve fertilizer uptake efficiency, to increase profitability and to reduce impacts to water resources. Why Controlled Release? Projects on controlled-release sources of nitrogen in corn, watermelons and carrots are ongoing at the ... Read More »

UF researchers develop corn that can weather warmer temps

heat-tolerant corn

Climate change will affect many agricultural crops, and field corn is likely no exception. Field corn, the starchy cousin of sweet corn, is a globally important cereal grain used in livestock feed and other products. And it has an Achilles heel: unseasonably warm nights. “As nighttime temperatures rise, corn yields decline. These high temperatures affect an enzyme in maize responsible ... Read More »

Investigating a rapid decline in North Florida corn fields

fusarium root rot

• By De Broughton, Ian Small and Fanny Iriarte • What are the symptoms? In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms observed include leaf blight and in general, a wilted, scalded appearance of foliage still in the ... Read More »

UF/UGA hold virtual corn silage hybrid field day

panhandle corn wide

2020 has been a year of many challenges so far, but that didn’t stop our corn hybrid trial from being excellent! With cold nights and sunny days at the beginning of the season, great genetic material, and a fantastic dedication of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Plant Science Research and Education Unit staff, our corn looks ... Read More »