After planting, the effects of saturated or flooded fields can have a severe and potentially long-lasting impact on corn. The degree of the effect depends on the length of saturated conditions and the growth stage of the crop. Following corn emergence, saturated soils inhibit root growth and nutrient uptake due to a lack of oxygen in the soil. In higher organic matter soils, nitrate-nitrogen (N) rapidly converts to N gases and is lost to the atmosphere. As a result, under persistent saturation, corn roots stop functioning and plants turn yellow as photosynthesis slows.
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Heavy or persistent rains can lead to saturated soils that can injure or kill a seed, seedling, or growing plant. Saturated
soils have an impaired ability to exchange air between the atmosphere and soil. This deprives the seed or plant tissues
of oxygen required for respiration.
Often, we focus our understanding of soil biology on invasive, harmful pathogens. However, within soils are
numerous beneficial microorganisms vital to crop development. Mycorrhizae fungi make up such a segment of soil
biology, critical to the overall supply of water and nutrients to many crops.
These are the aspects of “planting” will help to mitigate cold and saturated soils following planting.
What is happening in the field with late April planted soybeans?
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Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, discusses what to consider when deciding on making a fungicide application to wheat.
Tags: Agronomy, Agronomy Update, Wheat, WHEAT FUNGICIDE, wheat yield
Interested in learning how current and new Beck’s Hybrids corn products are performing this growing season?
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Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR®) department is testing FMC’s new fungicide Xyway™ in a placement and timing study on corn.
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Mike Blaine, Field Sales Agronomist joins Alec Marxen, Seed Representative, from Minnesota to give a late April update on planting progress in their territory.
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Dale Viktora, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, gives an update on corn and soybean planting for the second edition of the Beck’s Generation Farmer series.
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How do different tillage practices (or lack of) affect the ability of soils to accept water? Luke Schulte, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, demonstrates differences experienced by a no-till field and a stale seed bed field (that has been touched by a disk ripper and a field cultivator).
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Camille Lambert, Field Sales Agronomist, introduces a new Practical Farm Research (PFR®) study for 2021, the Planting Conditioning Study – Large Rain Event at the Henderson, Kentucky, facility.
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Chad Kalaher, Beck’s Hybrids Field Sales Agronomist, shares helpful tips regarding early-season soybean management.
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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.
Should I be planting corn or soybeans? Should I plant corn or soybeans first? These are common questions agronomists, like Chad Kalaher, face each spring.
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Chris Grimm & Pat Holloway discuss 2021 PFR Anhydrous Ammonia Studies.
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The Colfax, Iowa, PFR Location is testing out row cleaners for narrower row applications and also in high speed planting conditions.
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Introducing the Beck’s Generation Farmer series, hosted by Field Sales Agronomist, Dale Viktora.
In this video, Austin Scott takes us on a virtual tour of our Dicamaba in the PRE plot at Beck's PFR. The goal of this study is to evaluate different pre-emerge herbicides that look at utilizing dicamaba as a PRE vs. other residuals.
What options do we have/how can we keep soybean fields clean in non-GMO scenarios?