Soil Moisture Sensors Improve Irrigation

Abbey Taylor Corn, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine, Water

By Charles Barrett Soil moisture sensors are useful for making irrigation decisions, record keeping and monitoring plant roots. Knowing where a crop root zone is or is not helps fine-tune an irrigation schedule. Here is how: DETERMINING HOW MUCH WATER TO APPLY An irrigation schedule is a game plan for how a crop will be…

Celebrate Sweet Corn Harvest Season with Local Farmers

Abbey Taylor Corn, Industry News Release, Top Posts

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA – Sweet corn season is in full swing in Palm Beach County’s Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), with farmers projected to harvest 430 million ears of locally grown sweet corn by the end of May. Almost as many ears will be listening for the starting bell that inaugurates the International Federation of Competitive…

Pair of Pests Cause Concern for Sweet Corn Growers

Jaci Schreckengost Corn, Top Posts

Two pest issues have become critical for southeastern sweet corn growers. Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor of entomology at the University of Florida's Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, said that he has been in his current position for only about a year, but has seen the affects of two main pests for…

Silk Fly Research Continues for Sweet Corn

Jaci Schreckengost Corn, Top Posts

Silk flies are a key issue for sweet corn farmers and the scientists and researchers who are working to help solve the pest problem. "The silk fly is probably our greatest problem in sweet corn research, and it's also the biggest problem we're having out in the commercial fields right now," said Robert Beiriger, a…