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…