Field Crop News
A week of cool weather with no prolonged heat or dry conditions in the next 10 days.
Look at corn and soybean now for identifying management tactics for next year.
Identifying and containing new infestations is a critical first step in managing this new threat.
Major diseases of orchardgrass in our area has no quick fix yet, but fertility management helps.
Rapid growth stages of corn requires a lot of rain and the value adds up quickly too.
Soybean aphids, grasshoppers, and Japanese beetle pressure and disease pressure both low for now.
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.