AgVenture is excited to announce several new seed companies that have joined the network over the last several months.
These are three powerful, lingering soybean issues that could haunt you in life ahead. They will not go away after you retire the combine for the year.
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Corteva Agriscience announced today new advancements in its portfolio of above-ground pest control products in corn.
Tar spot is caused by a fungus called Phyllachora maydis that can spread throughout corn fields in the Midwest. This disease was first found in 2015, but has quickly spread throughout Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri.
Certain areas around the Midwest have received significant hail damage to crops in recent days and weeks. After damage has occurred it is important to wait at least 5 days before assessing. This gives the crop the appropriate time to regrow and allows you to more accurately evaluate stand loss.
Midseason is near. Midseason is crucial. Midseason is when you make the decision to move forward as a money saver or a money maker.
The delayed planting season makes it easier for pests like black cutworm to invade. Black cutworm, the most damaging cutworm species in corn, is a migratory pest that shows up in the spring with storms.
What surprised me was seeing lighting bugs out so early in the year. There were not very many, but they were out and flying.
Stand establishment of corn and soybeans is the combined result of several things such as seed quality, planting standards, soil conditions at planting, and weather patterns 24-48 hours after planting. Evaluating stands involves determining two things: stand quantity (population) and stand quality (number of full ears at harvest compared to planting population).
As I have been out looking recently, I have seen some purpling of corn plants in the fields. Did you know some of this is natural and good? Some hybrids have a normal purpling to the leaves due to genetics, and as researchers, we take notes on this. We feel it is a good trait to see as some of the better hybrids genetically do this and the purpling disappears quickly with no damage to the plants.