Crop Chemicals http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Always hit weeds with multiple actions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/always-hit-weeds-multiple-actions <div class="field-deck"> Simply rotating herbicide modes of action won’t reduce your resistant weeds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Roy Wendte aims to hit his problem weeds, waterhemp and marestail, with a one-two punch every time he sprays. He puts down soil-applied residuals on all his crop acres, and deploys “as many modes of action within a season as I can.”</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/always-hit-weeds-multiple-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/always-hit-weeds-multiple-actions#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:53:00 +0000 102851 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Aaron Hager, University of Illinois weed scientist, says growers should plan to use more than one effective chemical on problem weeds with <em>each application</em>, and not as separate applications over the course of a growing season.</p> Photo: University of Illinois Crop scouting with satellites and smartphones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones <div class="field-deck"> Zachary Yoder got a jump-start on treating grasshoppers from a smartphone alert. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In late July, Zachary Yoder trudged into tasseling 8-foot tall corn to ground-truth his first-ever smartphone message alerting him that satellite imagery had detected an unusual area in the irrigated field.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans corn production Crops Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:14:00 +0000 102811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>A FarmLogs crop health alert highlighted in yellow to orange is generated by comparing current multi-spectral satellite imagery with imagery from the same field over the previous five growing seasons.&nbsp;</p> Photo: FarmLogs Is IPM dead or different? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/ipm-dead-or-different <div class="field-deck"> Has aversion to risk led to unnecessary input use, replacing the old Integrated Pest Management model? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>"I think we've gotten away from IPM," says Iowa farmer Blake Crawford. "For my customers, integrated traits in hybrids are the No. 1 option as they are easy to use and affordable versus scouting and using IPM, and give good control of most problem pests."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/ipm-dead-or-different" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/ipm-dead-or-different#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Crops Insects Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:56:00 +0000 102681 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Integrated Pest Management proponents suggest that trait-resistant western corn rootworm, along with pyrethroid resistant soybean aphids and herbicide resistant waterhemp, could have been slowed or prevented had growers followed IPM strategies. Bruce Potter, IPM specialist, Univ. of MN, notes that while IPM is not easy, managing resistant pests is neither easy nor inexpensive.&nbsp;</p> Photo: University of Minnesota 5 Ag stories: Crop budgets, tax guide, nematode research http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-crop-budgets-tax-guide-nematode-research <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, download crop budget spreadsheets and a 2015 tax guide. Learn about nematode research and the impact of late weed control. Finally, enjoy some RC tractors in action.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-crop-budgets-tax-guide-nematode-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-crop-budgets-tax-guide-nematode-research#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Management Weeds Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:00:00 +0000 102661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Early detection, intensive management can stop Palmer amaranth http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/early-detection-intensive-management-can-stop-palmer-amaranth <div class="field-deck"> Stop waterhemp’s bad brother </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Roger Hargrafen knows what it takes to defeat Palmer amaranth: zero weed seeds. By managing intensively, he has prevented Palmer amaranth seed deposits for two years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/early-detection-intensive-management-can-stop-palmer-amaranth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/early-detection-intensive-management-can-stop-palmer-amaranth#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Weeds Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:30:00 +0000 102641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Weed control guide, inputs outlook and neonicotinoid research http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-guide-inputs-outlook-and-neonicotinoid-research <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, check out a new weed control guide and an outlook on input costs. Read new research on the effectiveness of neonicotinoid seed treatments and tips for cutting costs in 2016. Finally, enjoy the carrot harvest!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-guide-inputs-outlook-and-neonicotinoid-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-guide-inputs-outlook-and-neonicotinoid-research#comments Crop Chemicals Issues Weeds Fri, 08 Jan 2016 22:55:00 +0000 102531 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Announcing FBN Procurement Services to Source Farm Inputs at Lower Prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/announcing-fbn-procurement-services-source-farm-inputs-lower-prices <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Davenport, IA (January 7, 2016) &ndash; FBN Inputs today announces a farm inputs procurement service that provides significantly lower input prices to <a href="http://farmersbusinessnetwork.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=88d53bd7681b2437068d41837&amp;id=e4f6a5e867&amp;e=144b1ffe51">Farmers Business Network<sup>SM</sup></a> members, starting with ag chemicals.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/announcing-fbn-procurement-services-source-farm-inputs-lower-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Thu, 07 Jan 2016 05:00:00 +0000 102511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Late weed control is costly http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/late-weed-control-costly <div class="field-deck"> Timing is everything, especially regarding profitable weed control </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Profitable weed management is all about when you control weeds, says Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University Extension weed scientist. A total POST program is risky — even if glyphosate is working well in your fields — because unfavorable weather often prevents timely herbicide applications. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/late-weed-control-costly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/late-weed-control-costly#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Herbicides Weeds Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:57:00 +0000 102431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Critical weed control window in corn, 2014: 7-11 days. Penalty for a five-day delay: 40 bu./acre. <strong><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-timing" target="_blank">View more weed-control timing examples.</a></strong></p> University of Minnesota Weed-control timing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-timing <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Faced with wet or windy weather and heavy workloads, farmers want to know how much it will cost to delay weed control. The answer: plenty — even if you don’t have glyphosate-resistant weeds in your fields. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-timing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-control-timing#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Herbicides Weeds Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:19:00 +0000 102421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Manage tile drainage water http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/manage-tile-drainage-water <div class="field-deck"> Underground water control can regulate water levels, direct water into the soil or filter nitrates. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Nitrate management in tile water is a big reason why this water control structure has slowly gained a foothold in the Corn Belt, but its potential for providing timely water to corn and soybeans may spell the future for this underground tile water management tool. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/manage-tile-drainage-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/manage-tile-drainage-water#comments Conservation Crop Chemicals Drainage Sat, 26 Dec 2015 03:24:00 +0000 102401 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The water gate operates via a float that regulates water flow to maintain a 12-inch-higher water level on the upper side, says Charlie Schafer, who holds a see-through demo.</p> <p>Water from an incoming tile line on the right can be routed through a bioreactor with the water control structure&rsquo;s outlet in the center, or bypass the bioreactor via the outlet on the left.</p>