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After some very warm and humid weather earlier in the week, slightly cooler and noticeably less humid conditions will prevail through the weekend.
Some moderate insect pressure but diseases pressure remains low!
Feed barley and malting barley test results released!
Grain elevators paying close attention to falling numbers!
Document those record high yields this year!
Trend line for corn yields continue to increase!
That old, low quality hay crop has value!
A beautiful last half of the week is in store - enjoy!
In the last few days, we have heard of three more farms identifying fields with Palmer amaranth. (Southeast, South central, and the western part of the state)
It’s this time of year that we begin to see more disease issues in corn and beans. This is partly because late July and August is a reliably humid time in the Mid-Atlantic, and those fungi and bacteria just love moisture.
This time of year a suite of insect pest species are feeding upon soybean foliage. This year the pest complex is dominated by Japanese beetle, grasshoppers, and green cloverworm, but other species are also active, including Mexican bean beetle and newly emerging bean leaf beetles.
What to do with alfalfa fields that have low lying areas with poor stands and weed pressure.
Alternative species to meet forage needs and supplement feedstocks.
This week we have 16 reports from 14 counties.
With all of the rain we have had since June, there are a lot of questions about nitrogen (N) deficiency.