Why Do We Have So Much Vomitoxin In Corn?

Welcome back to another PCT Short. I’m Jonah Johnson. Across Ohio, we’ve been seeing quite a prevalence of ear molds this year two of the molds specifically that we’ve seen more prevalence of is Gibberella Ear Mold and then Fusarium Ear Mold. Both of these cause mycotoxins and we need to manage those appropriately once we’ve harvested those and take notes of where you may have these ear mold, especially if you have a high prevalence of those in your field.

First of all, Gibberella Ear Mold, it’s an ear mold that also causes Fusarium Head Scab in wheat or cause mycotoxins there as well. This is why we do not recommend having wheat planted after corn or vice versa. It’s typically a pinkish mold that forms on the tip of the ear. If you have hybrids that have tight husks, a lot of upright ears, a lot of water vector that it likes cool and humid conditions.

It is vectored through the silk channels typically. Thinking back to your weather conditions during pollination in early grain fill, that’s what could have vectored that disease. Now, on the flip side, Fusarium ear molds we’re seeing more of this year. This is typically vectored in any time you have insect feeding that penetrates through that husk covering on the ear, it can get in the tips of that.

It also can be vectored through the silk channels down the tip of the ear. But a lot of times when you see that, you’ll see in the images that you’ll have erratic expressions of those kernels looking pinkish white, and then you’ll get a fluffy mold at the tip of the ear as well. And so both these, again, can cause mycotoxins.

Once you harvest those, you want to get that grain dried down to 15% or a little less and cool down as fast as you can. And if preferably if you have hot spots in your fields and you have a lot of that grain, you want to try to isolate that in the bin. But if that’s not possible, get that grain condition quickly and then to keep that that disease from festering inside your bin.

For more on ear molds or any of the topics we discussed today, feel free to inquire here.

Curious about performance data? Soybean results are in!

Every year, PCT | Sunrise® deploys research plots across Ohio. The plots test current and future products available for growers. The datasets help with placement and recommended environments that PCT products can be utilized to improve crop performance!

Check out the latest PCT in the Field video that covers the 2020 PCT soybean trial data set! Leading the discussion is PCT Sales Agronomist Jonah T. Johnson and Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb.

 

 

Curious about performance data? The corn results are in!

Every year, PCT | Sunrise deploys research plots across Ohio to test current and future products that we will have for growers in their own operation. These datasets help us with placement and recommended environments to which PCT products can be recommended to improve crop performance!

Join PCT | Sunrise Sales Agronomist Jonah T. Johnson and Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb to review the results on the 2020 PCT corn trial data set!

PCT Performs at Precision Planting’s PTI Farm!

Take a closer look at how PCT | Sunrise® performed at the Precision Planting PTI farm in Pontiac, Ill. Join PCT | Sunrise Sales Agronomist Jonah Johnson and Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb to review the results.

PCT | Sunrise performed well at the PTI Farm for the second year in a row. Nutritional treatments were applied as “in-furrow” applications.

Watch the video below for the full summary!

 

PCT in the Field: Coming Full Circle – Trial Follow Up

Tune in today for two PCT in the Field episodes!

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Join PCT | Sunrise Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb and Technical Sales Lead AJ Kropp as they review early season affects on soybeans and take a look at what the components in Soy Foliar Lite II brought to the table.

This video will take a closer look at the following products:

 


 

PCT in the Field: Have those Early Season Results Weathered the Storm?

As that early season bank was being built, was it able to meet that ears energy demands? Tune in with PCT | Sunrise Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb and Technical Sales Lead AJ Kropp.

This video will take a closer look at the following products:

PCT in the Field: Seed Treatment Options for Your 2021 Crop

Join PCT | Sunrise® Technical Sales Lead AJ Kropp as he goes through some seed considerations for your 2021 crop as well as the PCT | Sunrise® seed treatment options for 2021!

This video will take a closer look at the following products:

PCT in the Field: Why Stalks Matter

Join Bryan Reeb, PCT | Sunrise® Research Agronomist, as he checks out the preliminary results from a plot in Clark County.

The video will take a closer look at the following product:

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PCT in the Field: Got Missed Weeds?

Join PCT | Sunrise® Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb in the latest edition of PCT in the Field.

Bryan discusses a sprayer issue and PCT adjuvant recommendations as he scouts a field in Wilmington, Ohio.

During the video, Bryan will review PCT | Sunrise products from our Adjutec® lineup including:

PCT in the Field: Did YOUR crop get a “jumpstart” this year?

In this edition of PCT in the Field we review preliminary results of a side-by-side starter comparison. We analyze a PCT | Sunrise® starter program against an established competitor starter program.

PCT Starter Program Includes:

Providing insights from the field are PCT | Sunrise Agronomist Jonah T. Johnson and Sunrise Agronomy Solutions Advisor Jeremy Reese.

If you would like to learn more about enhancing your starter program contact a member of the PCT team or a Sunrise Agronomy Solutions Advisor.