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Plants can develop diseases, which are defined as "anything that prevents a plant from preforming at its maximum potential." In order to understand diseases that affect corn, you need to first understand basic disease terminology.
Corn can develop foliar diseases as well as stalk rot diseases.
Identifying insects takes great attention to detail. While trying to identifying insect you will need to look at different parts of the insect’s anatomy. Need a refresher on insects?
A diagnostic key is helpful in order to correctly identify pests feeding on corn.
You need to be aware of your soil types and understand basic soil fertility to be successful growing crops. Corn requires an effective fertilizer program. In order to efficiently apply fertilizer you should know how to take soil samples.
Do you know what Nebraska's state soil is?
Weeds not only take moisture away from crops, but valuable nutrients. You need to know how to properly identify weeds so you can spray them effectively.
Nebraskans are blessed with a rich water resource available to raise crops even in drought stricken years. Each year, farmers become more technolgoy savy and efficient with their irrigation management.