Managing Volunteer Corn in Soybeans

May 14, 2019 / By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing how to manage volunteer corn in soybeans.

Volunteer corn is one of the most competitive weeds in soybeans. Infestations can result from ear and kernel losses during the previous season, be it from lodged corn, dropped ears or through the combine when harvesting. Yield reduction from volunteer corn can be dramatic. Additionally, volunteer corn can attract and encourage corn rootworm beetles to lay eggs thus increasing the threat to corn the following season and limiting the benefits of a corn-soybean rotation. Read about what you could do preplant in your soybean fields and what you can do in your corn fields to minimize future volunteer corn in this issue of SeedScoop.

Managing Volunteer Corn in Soybeans