Field Crop News
Soybean aphids have started to show up across the commonwealth and we are monitoring the Western Bean Cutworm.
Both agronomic risk and economics should be considered before an early fungicide application on corn.
Hot and sticky to alternate with cool and dry through next week.
A variety of pests observed but still at low levels of severity.
Just in case you’ve been wondering what that weed was…American burnweed seems to be spreading.
Either way, remember to account for the plant nutrient value.
Make an objective assessment, not a hasty decision
A mix of humid, humid weather days and cooler, drier weather is expected in the upcoming forecast.
We welcome Kelly Patches to the Field and Forage Crops Team.
Warm weather will promote soybean growth and improve their color.
Test your wheat for vomitoxin contamination to determine potential issues and quality.
Review strategies to control marestail and other weeds before planting double-crop soybeans.
Postemergence grass herbicides offer control of volunteer corn.
Montana State University Pesticide Education Specialist Reeves Petroff wrote an interesting article regarding water effects on pesticide performance.
Later harvest dates and disease concerns merit additional management considerations for this year’s wheat crop.
Traps have been deployed to monitor this pest around the state. Contact us if you are interested in joining the monitoring effort.