I am not aware of any problem.

I do know that some have applied Diatomaceous Earth as an insecticide in the row at planting. I am not sure of the insects controlled but DE would be a natural source of minerals. Five to ten pounds per acre should help. Separate applicator boxes would be required for correct placement.

Jay McCaman
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Morrone, Vicki 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:45 AM
  Subject: FW: Winter Rye, Corn and Insects

  Hey field crop farmers-any probs with corn insects if you preceded the crop with rye cover?
  Vicki Morrone
  Organic Farming Specialist
  Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
  480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
  East Lansing, MI 48824
  517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)
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  From: Sarah Carlson <[log in to unmask]>
  Reply-To: Sarah Carlson <[log in to unmask]>
  Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:52 PM
  To: Mid council <[log in to unmask]>
  Subject: Winter Rye, Corn and Insects

  Who has had issues with corn insects in the spring following a winter rye cover crop? 
  What are solutions beyond in-furrow insecticide?
  ---a different cover crop?
  ---timing of termination?
  ---nitrogen application timing?
  ---tillage versus no tillage?
  ---a cover crop mix?
  ---corn genetics?

  Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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