Field Crop News
Warming period followed by chance of showers. Cooler weather expected to return for mid-May.
As corn planting gets off to a slow start in many areas one concern is whether we should think about switching hybrids. In general, the answer is no, not until later in May.
Believe it or not it isn’t always the young kids that are the most interested in smartphones and technology. This article has a number of free apps that are useful for farmers.
With all this wet weather and delay in planting and herbicide application in some parts of the state, you might consider flexibility if you are playing the waiting game.
Heavier black cutworm moths are flying, scout for timothy mites, alfalfa weevils and cereal leaf beetle. Plan now for slugs.
We decided to reprint information adapted from an article by Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Specialist, University of Delaware, since it contains useful information about the PPO herbicides in our area.
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Widespread soaking rains will shutdown field work for a few days or longer across the state.
The slow start this spring will have a ripple effect and delay planting, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that yields will be negatively affected.
The wind has been beneficial this spring to help dry the soil to allow field work but too much wind when you want to spray can be detrimental.
During this past winter, a series of new fact sheets were developed in a collaborative effort across the Midwest and South supported by the United Soybean Board.
Actions taken now to control Marestail in fields going into soybeans can save you some headaches and money this summer.
A few pest species are active, so I provided some things to consider for the three of them:
When you are planting corn this spring, think twice prior to putting insecticides over the top of your Bt corn varieties.
If it was easy we wouldn’t be talking about it. Think more about revenue than about price and your risk comfort level.
Chilly weather to predominate across the state for the next week.
If your timothy looks drought stressed in April, get a magnifying glass out.