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Planting Into Cool Fields

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by jgibson

Planters are rolling. Even now in late April, soil temperatures are still in the process of warming up and we continue to see April showers. We’re getting questions on when to stop the planter before a predicted rain or temperature drop. At the end of the day, you’re the farmer and it’s your decision, but…

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Trap Counts Are High

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by jgibson

We have stressed the importance of keeping accurate field records in many of our previous newsletter issues. We are now encouraging growers to take note of fields with broadleaf weeds, cover crops, or other growth due to insect pheromone traps indicating heavy migration of true armyworm and black cutworm moths into the Midwest. Migrating black…

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Check Your Soil Temperatures

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by jgibson

Planting is on the minds of everyone we’ve talked to recently. As you gear up for planting, keep in mind that getting the crop in too early can lead to replant or problems during the growing season.  Soil temperature Corn germination and emergence takes approximately five to seven days if planted in soil 50F or…

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