Agronomy Updates

Consider The Data Source

As we wrap up harvest and head into the holidays, we’ll all be attending winter meetings in the next few months. As we, and other companies, provide you with product data and you examine data from your own fields, use each piece of data as one piece of the overall picture. Don’t make all decisions…

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Finishing Fall Notes

You don’t need us to tell you—if you still have corn in the fields, get it out as soon as you can. The rains have delayed harvest for folks and heavy winds have taken a toll on crops still in the field. As you wait to get back in the fields, or if you have…

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Make Your Plan To Finish Harvest

Mother Nature gave us a harvest break this week with rain on the forecast for most of our footprint. We’re encouraging growers to use this time to evaluate field conditions and make a plan for finishing harvest when you’re able to get back in the fields. We’re also talking fall burndown with many growers, as…

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Don’t Leave Yield In The Field

As we make our way through harvest across our footprint, we’re urging folks to check for harvest loss in both corn and soybeans. Check for grain that does not get into the combine as well as losses caused by machinery. To check for harvest loss, combine a strip in your field then stop, back up,…

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Late-Season Nitrogen Management

The high temperatures of the past week have given us needed growing degree days (GDD) to get crops to where they need to be after late-planting. We’re hopeful that this late-September heat will get corn to black layer in a timely fashion. As we scout, we’re looking for nitrogen (N) loss and helping growers reevaluate…

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Keep An Eye On Late Planted Crops

We are still seeing the effects of the wet spring that resulted in the long planting season. Across the territories of our footprint we see corn and soybeans at different growth stages due to the long planting season. Here’s what we’re looking at in corn and soybeans across these territories. Corn We are checking for…

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Don’t Stop Walking Fields

We are in field day season, which means harvest will be here before we know it. Continue to walk your fields to avoid any surprises at harvest. We are happy to walk fields with you to address any “last minute” diseases and/or insect pests. Disease pressure to watch Southern rust continues to be a concern…

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Mid-Season Scouting

Last week we saw a decrease in daily temperatures and an increase in insect pests. There’s a range of foliar diseases and insect pests we’re scouting for this week and, we’re going to try to cover them all in this week’s agronomy update. Southern rust With confirmation in almost all counties south of I-70 in…

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Southern Rust Confirmed North

Southern rust has been confirmed in several counties across our footprint. The disease has migrated north earlier than usual and is alarming because of the number of late planted corn acres. Early detection of foliar diseases and properly timed fungicide applications can stop disease development and be economically beneficial.  Southern rust of cornSouthern rust has small,…

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Foliar Diseases Warranting Fungicide Applications

The warm, wet conditions we have experienced over the last week are increasing disease pressure. If you have not applied a fungicide, you might be questioning whether or not to make an application. Agronomic returns from foliar fungicide applications can vary depending on the hybrid, application timing, disease pressure and weather. Corn foliar diseases We…

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