Tar spot has moved west quickly as it has infected fields across Missouri, Iowa, and has now been confirmed in some counties in Nebraska. If you’ve had tar spot in your field, you know the damage it can cause. If you’ve been lucky and not gotten it so far, you could still get it.
Corn was not the only crop that benefited from fungicide in 2021. So far this fall there have been 5-10 bushel per acre differences in soybeans that had at least one fungicide application compared to the fields that did not receive that application.
Anthracnose stalk rot has been showing increased pressure in locations that have had moisture stress this year. Before you head out to the field with your combine, get out to the field and look for symptoms of anthracnose stalk rot.
Spring seeding of alfalfa is often preferred in many regions of the U.S. However, a late-summer seeding can be successful if proper management techniques are applied. The following information is a summary of some frequently asked questions (FAQ) and some current university recommendations and guidelines for successful late summer seedings of alfalfa.
At a time when many farmers are looking forward to harvest beginning a few weeks down the road, we cannot become complacent about what is happening in your fields. If the crop is not in the bin, the opportunity for loss is still present.
Looking at and evaluating your current nitrogen and sulfur programs is IMPERATIVE to pushing yields and making improvements in the future. Every year is key to be evaluating nitrogen/sulfur programs with the losses that can happen throughout the year.