Sweet Corn

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

T**he Worker Protection Standard and the AEZ Change

This presentation will explain the changes to the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) .  It will also touch on a few other Worker Protection Standard areas that growers are lagging in.

James Harvey, Penn State University

Linda Fetzer, Penn State University

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

*IPM in Sweet Corn - Practices and Resources: Plus an App for That

Learn about common sweet corn pests and their management options with a special focus on the importance of pest identification when making management decisions. And if pest identification seems overwhelming, you will hear about a new app that will help you identify these common insect pests and aid you when you are scouting your sweet corn fields.

Marion Zuefle, Cornell University

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

*Ear-Feeding Insect Control

A variety of insect pests drive spray programs for sweet corn. Recent regional research and spray trial results will be discussed, with an emphasis on corn earworm, the primary and most stubborn pest of sweet corn.

David Owen, University of Delaware