Category Archives: Corn

AgriLife experts discuss fumonisin contamination, possible avoidance practices

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340, Dr. Wenwei Xu, 806-746-6101, AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife officials are offering some best management practices for producers to keep in mind as harvest continues and for next year after fumonisin contamination has been found in truckloads of corn across the Texas High Plains. Dr. Tom Isakeit, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station, said this year nothing can be done to minimize fumonisin already present in the standing crop; however, producers can… Read More →

AgriLife Research receives USDA-NIFA grant for phenotyping tool development

Analytical tool research will aid screening of potential corn lines Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3041, COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research will receive $490,000 over a three-year period as part of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, project grant to develop analytical tools and determine if these can help select superior corn varieties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the grant funds, which will build upon data collected over the past two years using both… Read More →

The 2nd Annual Agronomy Society Corn Maze is Opening October 22 to November 5

More than 1,220 people attended the 2nd Annual Agronomy Society Corn Maze during the opening weekend October 22 and 23, significantly more than were seen last year. “We had as many people opening weekend as we did in three days last year,” stated Matt Wilhelm, the financial officer for the Agronomy Society. According to organizers, attendance was not the only thing better than last year. The event doubled in size and includes not only the five-acre corn maze, but also a pumpkin patch where visitors may pick their… Read More →