Most of the management of a corn crop is completed during the first half of the growing season. Establishing a consistent stand, managing weeds, and applying nitrogen and other nutrients are all tasks completed before tassel. We might apply a fungicide, insecticide, or foliar nutrition as needed after tassel, but unless irrigation is an option, August and September are usually spent preparing for harvest and praying for optimal weather – warm days, cool nights, and ideal rainfall.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Check out this update with Beck's Hybrids' Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, where he talks about stalks and nitrogen deficiency.
Check out this video from Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, as he discusses information regarding tar spot and other diseases.
Check out this new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on soybeans.
Tags: soybeans, Agronomy, Fungicide
Check out the new video with Field Agronomist, Mike Hannewald, for important information regarding fungicide decisions on corn.
Tags: corn, Agronomy, corn fungicide
Mike Hannewald, Field Agronomist, covers soybean replant.
Tags: soybeans, Agronomy
Many farmers in the area have begun planting, and others are getting ready to start. As you head to the field, I wanted to share a few reminders with you to help you fine-tune your planting operations to ensure the best chance of success with your 2021 corn and soybean crops.
When a farmer ends up with damaged grain at harvest, the best thing to do is sell it as quickly as possible. However, sometimes due to the obligation to fulfill contracts or the ability to utilize bin space to capture carry in the market, it becomes necessary to store damaged grain.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk, grain storage, damaged grain
The continued rains have kept farmers out of the fields for most of the month of May. With some dry stretches in the forecast, many will be returning to the field soon to continue (or begin) planting. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planting late.
Categories: N Indiana, Michigan
With all the rain we have had in our area and more in the forecast, I have received several questions about whether or not there is a need to switch to planting an earlier maturity corn hybrid. Eric Wilson, Beck’s field agronomist in northern Iowa, and I have put together the following information to help you decide if you need to make a change.
Many farmers in our area have finally started planting while many others are getting ready to start. I wanted to share a few reminders with you as you fine-tune your planting operations to ensure the best chance of success om 2018.
Categories: Agronomy, NE Illinois, NW Indiana, Michigan
Tags: planting, Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Planting Depth, Product Placement, Mike Hannewald, Planting Populations