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Managing Volunteer Corn in Soybeans – Early Season

May 15, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing managing volunteer corn throughout the early season.

Volunteer corn can be a problem in soybean fields in the year following corn. Soybean fields can be infested with individual corn plants as well as clumps of corn plants, some of which may have germinated from corn cobs on the ground. If not controlled, volunteer corn can reduce soybean yield as well as provide a host for corn rootworm to survive and reproduce, which could potentially reduce the benefit of a corn-soybean rotation. Controlling volunteer corn early in a soybean crop is the best management practice.

Read about in-crop management of volunteer corn in this issue of SeedScoop.

Managing Volunteer Corn in Soybeans – Early Season