Last week the question was: What happened to this corn?
The spots on this corn are from Gromoxone (paraquat) burn. A field was burned down in preparation for planting cotton and the Gromoxone drifted across the road to this corn field. We see a lot of this around planting season and its usually not concerning. Paraquat is a contact herbicide and has no systemic activity, so new foliage that develops after the burn will be unaffected. Regardless, please take this as a reminder to be mindful of the wind speed and direction when spraying any pesticides.
Here is this week’s question: What kind of bird will hatch from these eggs?