High moisture content and temperatures are not the only causes of grain spoilage. Pests can also damage the crop and kill profits. The only way to stop pests from invading is to prevent them from infecting the crop....More
Agronomists for WinField have been out in corn and soybean fields and working with farmers this growing season. Early yield predictions are highly variable, ranging from lower than normal to higher than normal across the Midwest. But one thing is constant: Keep scouting fields for diseases and insects.
Take a look at this week's 5 Ag stories for a look at a brave farmer who decides to fight a fire with his tractor and tillage tool and if we should worry about those ears of corn that lack kernels at the tip.
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