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Corn Stalk Dying 1 by 1

Posted by retfam (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 21, 10 at 11:34

I'm a new gardner, but you probably could figure that out after I post my problem. I planted 5 corn plants all in a row :-) When they got to be a few feet tall, the end one started to die, then slowly the one next to it and then the next and they died down the line. During this process I learned about their need for cross pollination and planted a significanntly larger number of them in a patch, however, I left the dead ones there. Now the new crop that is growing quite well is starting to die one by one in that same row as the original plants. I do notice that there are small black speckled bugs on the dead plants. Any suggestions?


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RE: Corn Stalk Dying 1 by 1

My guess is you're keeping them too wet. Pull a sick plant and check the root system. I'd almost bet they are rotting.

Small black speckled bugs isn't quite a good enough description for an ID from me. They could be aphids, flea beetles, cinch bugs, etc. Pictures?


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RE: Corn Stalk Dying 1 by 1

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 0:00

Or too dry?


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