Home » Tag Archives: freeze

Tag Archives: freeze

Freeze injury, low-temperature stress and chill injury in corn and sorghum

texas corn planting

• By Ronnie Schnell • Recent cold weather has affected newly planted, emerging or emerged corn or sorghum throughout south and central Texas. Corn and sorghum will experience similar types of injury although tolerance to low temperatures does differ between the crops to some degree. Sorghum generally requires warmer soil temperatures. Three types of injury may be observed, depending on ... Read More »

Arkansas’ deep freeze may have knocked insects down but not out

corn earworm

• By Mary Hightower • A week of record-low temperatures may leave its mark on Arkansas’ fire ant populations, but don’t look for the cold to have reduced fly or tick numbers, Kelly Loftin, Extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Friday. In general, Loftin said that “insects that are endemic to our region have ... Read More »