Farmers certainly have much to consider when it comes to pest management.  Add seedcorn maggots as another annoyance this year to the list of nuisances that could create headaches after planting.

Iowa farmers are advised to employ planting practices this spring that will mitigate damage from seedcorn maggots that have survived the winter better due to mild conditions overall.

Even though most of Iowa has seen drought conditions in recent years, timely rains this spring likely have created pockets of damp soil ideal for developing larvae.

And with planting season ramping up, farmers ...