Agronomists are finding pests, plant diseases and in some areas weather related crop damage in corn and soybean fields. Find out what they are finding in the Corn Belt states of South Dakota, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
"We've found you can use most herbicides with fall seeded cereal rye with very few problems, but when you get into annual ryegrass, legumes or forage radishes, you start seeing more limitations."
-- Bill Curran, weed scientist, Penn State University...More
Check this gallery of five ag stories, that can tip you off on to what is happening in your fields. Find out what pests are lurking, when it's time to spray insecticide to control soybean aphids and what might be causing an increase in plugged drainage tile.
Western corn rootworm beetles emerging before silk emergence may feed on corn leaves. The earliest silking fields in an area often are most heavily damaged because beetles will move to them in search of green silks....More
Almost all postemergence soybean herbicides have a preharvest interval or a soybean developmental stage beyond which applications cannot be made specified on their respective label. Failure to observe the preharvest interval may result in herbicide residue levels in the crop in excess of established limits....More
Although complete elimination of spray drift is impossible, problems can be reduced significantly if you are aware of major factors that influence drift, and take precautions to minimize their influence on off-target movement of droplets....More
Around the Midwest, agronomists from Winfield are out in corn and soybean fields, checking emergence issues and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. They're also checking for nutrient deficiency. Here are updates on what they're seeing.