Fall Frost Risks and Management Options for Corn

With the first usher of cool fall weather this past week, there were frost warnings for parts of Northern Ontario. With the introduction of increasingly shorter maturity corn hybrids, there has been more corn grown in shorter season areas than what has been typical in the past, and also growers who may have recently started growing corn the first time.

For growers in these affected areas, a few resources that have been released in the past to outline risks and management options for immature corn damaged from cold or fall frost events:

  1. Time to maturity and frost damage risks with immature corn
  2. Frost damaged corn silage
  3. Considerations for marketing or feeding immature or frost damaged corn