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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The month of May is a busy time of year
for most of us, to say the least. This does
not allow much time for scouting, but it is
important this time of year. To review some
key points, let’s think about the crops in the
field in May.
Winter Wheat: Hopefully by now, most
wheat fields are already in the home
stretch. Keep an eye out for foliar diseases
and insects. As wheat approaches
flowering, it helps to watch the weather
forecast. If the weather pattern is rainy/
humid and temperatures are between 75˚
to 85˚F, potential for head scab increases.
Past Practical Farm Research (PFR)® data
has shown positive returns for flowering
applications of Caramba® and Prosaro®.
Corn: Evaluate stands and scout for
insects and disease pressure. Corn that is
planted in May generally has better yield
potential than corn planted in June, so
stand evaluation is key to maintaining
optimum stands. Keep an eye out for weed
pressure and make sure to target herbicide
applications at weeds that are 4 in. or less.
Soybeans: Similar to corn, evaluate stands
and scout for insects and disease pressure.
Keep an eye out for weed pressure,
especially glyphosate resistant weeds
like waterhemp, marestail, and Palmer
Author: Jonathan Perkins
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