Agronomy Talk

20

Jul

2015

N. Indiana & Michigan - Denny Cobb, CPAG

Continue Scouting to Keep Disease and Pests in Check

Author: Denny Cobb

Soybean cyst nematode sampling is best done six to eight weeks after planting. Target fields where yields have plateaued, areas with pH>7, and areas where weed control is lacking.

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20

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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3

Jul

2015

Agronomy Update

Updates from the Field - Foliar Disease

Author: Alex Johnson

I have been seeing the start of foliar disease in both corn and soybean across the state. Generally speaking, I am seeing more foliar disease than normal. Be sure to get out and monitor your fields prior to the optimum time for fungicide applications to see if spraying is warranted. 

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1

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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