Agronomy Talk

8

Apr

2016

Agronomy Update

Prepping Your Planter: Settings per Seed Size

Author: Denny Cobb

Have you received unusual or uncommon seed sizes this year? If so, I have included some initial planter setting suggestions based on various planters, seed sizes and weights.  

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Jul

2015

Agronomy Update

Soybean Tissue Sampling and Corn Disease Watch

Author: Denny Cobb

With the next round of treatments for soybeans happening soon, tissue samples are critical to ensure the plant is getting what it needs and confirming that we are applying nutrients that will benefit the crop. This week, sales intern Christy Kettler takes us through some best practices when it comes to tissue testing and some updates on the corn diseases she has been seeing throughout central Indiana.

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13

Jul

2015

Agronomy Update

Disease Threatens Corn in Indiana, Brace Roots Face Trouble

Author: Denny Cobb

Following a month of rain, cloudy days, and moderate temperatures, disease continues to be a threat this growing season. With spores set up for perfect growing conditions, pressures from northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) and gray leaf spot (GLS) are leaving farmers with cause for concern. 

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7

Jul

2015

Agronomy Update

Diseases Making an Appearance in Indiana

Author: Denny Cobb

After a very wet start to the growing season, diseases are beginning to show in corn fields throughout the state. Check out Christy's notes below on what you can expect to find in the coming weeks.

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Jul

2015

Agronomy Update

European Corn Borer Feeding Begins

Author: Denny Cobb

The long awaited European Corn Borers have started hatching and feeding on corn plants. See Christy's scouting notes below for more information on what we are seeing with the Corn Borers throughout central Indiana and what to expect in the coming weeks.

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15

Jun

2015

Agronomy Update

Field Conditions and Insect Report

Author: Denny Cobb

The extensive rain we have experienced throughout central Indiana has had significant impact on our crops. Below you will find sales intern Christy Kettler's scouting report for the week of June 8 which touches on what we are seeing in our fields as a result of the wet conditions, as well as the trap findings and what you can expect in the coming weeks.

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8

Jun

2015

Agronomy Update

Micronutrient Uptake Struggles for Indiana Corn and Rapid Growth Syndrome

Author: Denny Cobb

This summer Christy Kettler, a junior at Purdue University majoring in Agronomy, will be interning here at Beck’s. Working with myself and our area sales team, Christy will be completing intensive crop scouting on 8,500 acres in central Indiana. In addition to scouting diseases, she will also be using pheromone traps to monitor insect moth activity within this area during the entire summer. With this information we hope to provide you with details of how many insects are in the area, when we can expect these moths to lay eggs, and the insect larvae to hatch.  

As Christy continues to monitor moth captures, diseases and insects throughout the summer, we will send out detailed reports to keep you aware of these findings on both corn and soybeans. If you have any questions about these findings or would like more information, please reach out to myself or your seed advisor for more information.

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