Field Crop News
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.
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.
Did you know that the timing of termination, and management of your cover crop including practices such as “planting into green” could affect your corn and soybean crop insurance!
Fungicide resistant Fusarium Head Scab fungus discovered in the Northeastern U.S.
Black Cutworm moths begin migration across the state.
Spring termination of a sod such as orchardgrass can have mixed results, follow these steps for successful sod burndown. Also, some tips for weed control in newly seeded grasses, legumes, and legume/grass mixtures.
High quality and often expensive seed can be planted at lower populations if you have the correct equipment for the task. A well maintained and calibrated drill can improve your stands, and increase yields while lowering your seed costs.
Achieving consistently high yields in corn and soybean production requires uniform crop emergence and plant spacing. Del Voight discusses planting tips and the effects of spacing deviations on final yield.