TRADEOFFS – GENETICALLY MODIFIED VS. MORE INSECTICIDE
August 29, 2016
Nothing says summer more than a fresh cob of sweet corn, but each stalk takes some TLC to get to that point. From the time corn is put in the ground, our field scouts are in the fields once a week checking for problems.
- Beetles will eat the silks off of the corn, which means that ear is unable to pollinate and leaves us with bare cobs.
- Rootworms will lay their larvae on the stalks to feed off of the roots.
- Earworms will get into the husk and eat the end of the cob.
In a perfect world no farmer would use any chemicals. But because...