All sprayers have common elements, regardless of make or type. Every sprayer includes a tank, pump, boom, and nozzles. Things like flow rate, boom width, and pressure all impact your gallons per acre (GPA) when making applications. This document will help you work through all the formulas so you can make necessary applications at the rate you desire.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Rapid Growth Syndrome (RGS) can result in some unsightly plants, but it is of little concern when it comes to plant health and yield. Symptoms include leaves twisted in the whorl that have a wrinkled appearance, followed by bright yellow new leaves. Affected plants are distributed at random throughout the field.
Any disease requires three things to flourish: a viable host, suitable environmental conditions, and the presence of a pathogen. When we attempt to manage a disease, we must manage one of these three factors in order to be successful.
Tags: Pythium, Phytophthora, seed, fusarium, seedling disease, disease management, root rot, stem rot
A recent storm with baseball sized hail hit parts of northern Missouri that caused damage to a lot of corn and soybean fields in the area.
Check out this video to learn more about assessing fields for hail damage and what to keep an eye out for should a storm hit your area!
Categories: Agronomy, Missouri
Here in Missouri we have welcomed the month of June with open arms! With daily highs in the triple digits, it’s finally feeling more and more like summer. As planting season winds down, we finally have an opportunity to protect the crop we have worked so hard to get in the ground. I wanted to take this opportunity to relay some information on the pests I’ve been seeing out in the field so that you’ll be prepared if you come across them.
Categories: Agronomy, Missouri, Field News
We are midway through March and have experienced some above average temperatures that have left many of us feeling as though our corn planters should be running. We have actually heard a few reports of corn being planted around the state, but I believe it is in your best interest to be patient and postpone your planting operations for just a little bit longer.
Tags: Practical Farm Research, Beck's Agronomy, Missouri Agronomy, PFR, Planting Date, Alex Long, Crop Insurance, Soil Temperatures, Forecast