Field Crop News
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.
Armyworm and potato leafhoppers have been found in corn and alfalfa fields around Pennsylvania. Scout your fields and refer to this article for a refresher on threshold levels and monitoring suggestions.
If you find burcucumber in or around fields, refer to this summary of mechanical and chemical control options for this difficult weed.
Fertility issues are becoming more evident around the state as crop growth takes off. There are a number of different options for improving fertility mid-season, but these will only work if the fertility issue is properly diagnosed.
Extensive scouting for soybean insect pests and diseases is occurring across the state. Little insect damage and disease has been identified so far. See this article for the full report.
Critical juncture to scout, assess and react, if necessary, to reduce any potential for vomitoxins this year.
Summer is here and despite patchy rains the weekends remain mostly pleasant.
Timely post applications are key for top yields. Treatments on the early side provides less risk than waiting and potentially ending up with poor weed control.