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 well as finishing up wheat planting.
When evaluating your remaining fields, take a good look at stalk strength. Target fields with poor stalk integrity and get to those first when you’re able to get back to harvesting.
When it comes to controlling hard to control weeds, such as marestail, fall is one of the most important times to spray. Marestail germinates in the spring as well as in the fall, so getting control during both seasons, and in a timely manner, can be crucial for a clean field during planting. Our rule of thumb is to get your fall burndown done by mid-November.
Give one of us a call if you’re still planting wheat. We recommend increasing planting populations by five percent per week after Oct. 10, while keeping your planting depth consistent at 1.25 inches.
Give us a call with any questions or concerns as you use rainy days to plan your next steps.
Terry, Dan, Rod and Denny