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Potential for Silk Clipping by Beetles
We have received many reports of Japanese beetles and other defoliators munching on soybean over the past few weeks with some reaching economic levels of defoliation. Like a few other insects Japanese beetles are “buffet style” eaters, they have many plan ...
Pollination Underway in April Planted Corn
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending 7-9-17, 10% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 16% for the 5-year average. Given the wide range in corn planting dates this year, some late planted (corn planted in mid ...
Wind Damage in Corn- “Green Snap” and Root Lodging
Strong winds associated with rain storms last week caused localized root lodging and “green snap”. The magnitude of this damage is influenced by several factors including crop stage of development and hybrid genetics. Root lodging occurs when strong winds ...
The Western Agronomy Field Day is July 19th
The Western Agronomy Field Day will be held Wednesday July 19, 2017, with registration 8:30 a.m. and the program starting at 9:00 a.m., running until 3 p.m. Speakers and topics include: John Fulton – Late Season Nitrogen Management and Application Methods ...
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like – Off-Target Dicamba Movement – our Favorite Time of the Year!
You would probably have to be living under a rock to not at this time be aware of the issues with off target dicamba movement affecting soybeans and other plants in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri. The latter two states just banned ...
Western Bean Cutworm: Time to Scout
Western bean cutworm adult moth catches in our trapping network are ticking up, with a noticeable increase from the week before. The current statewide report is below. While we aren’t at peak flight yet, now is a good time to start your corn scouting, p ...
The active weather pattern will continue. The week of July 11th will bring a very warm and humid week with rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe at times with high winds and heavy rains. Maximum temperatures will be in the 80s to ...