As expected carryover injury from fomesafen (Flexstar, Prefix, Reflex, Intimidator, Marvel, Dawn, Rhythm, etc.) is starting to show in some fields. The reason it is showing now is due to all the rain allowing any herbicide carryover to more completely
The main problem in managing Palmer in the near future is that the 10 day forecast calls for a lot of rain.
This is a rerun of an article from last year in response to several calls about slugs in cotton and soybean. No-till, high residue, and mysterious holes in leaves should make you think slugs. They will be hiding under debris
There have been a couple of reports of armyworms in wheat. Armyworms defoliate wheat and may even cut the heads, typically when populations are high. Yield loss is most likley if defoliation occurs during the milk stages, with little yield loss
Yield loss from armyworms is most likely if defoliation occurs during the milk stages, with little yield loss occurring even if severe defoliation occurs during the dough stage.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 15, 2015. County Agent Comments J. C. Dupree, Lauderdale County Finally some weather conducive to planting. Majority of corn planting is finished with producers replacing some corn acreage with grain sorghum.
There have been quite a few questions on the basics of grain sorghum production this spring. Attached below are some short you tube videos on grain sorghum management.
Dry weather following sorghum planting is causing inadequate preemergence herbicide activation and thin stands, and I have gotten a number of calls requesting info on the recommended minimum stand in replant situations. Planting thick enough to ensure final stands of 60 to 70 thousand plants per acre (ppa)does
Sorghum will typically require more insect management then corn, especially in the Bt corn era. This means we are more likely to need one or more foliar insecticide applications.
A common problem this Spring has been grain sorghum fields where the crop and the weeds have emerged together due to lack of an activating rain on the PRE applied herbicides.
Saturated soils trigger zinc deficiency symptoms. Some odd speckling also may be related to rainfall. Don’t panic. It’s not shot hole.