Iowa Corn: 5 Considerations Before Applying Fungicides at V5

🕔Jun 10, 2019#plant19 has been a year to remember, and not necessarily in a good way. A couple of days ago we talked about anthracnose leaf blight on corn. Although we suggested there was […]

Missouri: 5 Weed Management Issues from Flooding, Wet Conditions

🕔Jun 6, 2019Obviously, our season so far has been one for the books. Our state climatologist Pat Guinan tells us that last month was the wettest May on record ever! We’ve been […]

Michigan: Late Planted Corn – Should You Change Seeding Rates?

🕔Jun 6, 2019In 2018, farmers were worried because corn planting was delayed in Michigan due to the weather. But compare that to our planting progress in 2019, and now you have a […]

Michigan Corn: To Plant, or Not to Plant? That’s a Good Question.

🕔Jun 6, 2019As the crop insurance final plant date for corn, June 5, has now passed, corn growers in central Michigan who have not completed planting should weigh their options. The primary […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Is It Time to Switch Hybrid Maturities?

🕔Jun 6, 2019Who doesn’t remember the challenges of getting into the fields during the 2018 planting season? Are we in the same boat for 2019? Looking at USDA’s June 2 Weekly Crop […]

Kentucky Corn: Sugarcane Beetles Feeding on Seedlings

🕔Jun 6, 2019A farmer in Butler County KY observed a corn field that seedlings were being severely damaged and there was a heavy reduction in the number of stands (Figure 1). Inspection […]

Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Prices Continue Lower

🕔Jun 5, 2019The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell nearly 2 cents to $3.14 per gallon on June 3, nearly 15 cents lower than a year ago. The West Coast price fell […]

Iowa Corn: Tool Helps Estimate Nitrogen Needs

🕔Jun 5, 2019Wet springtime conditions typically raise questions about the status of applied nitrogen (N). Or the question, do I need to apply additional N to my cornfields? At this time we […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – June

🕔Jun 5, 2019Minimal drought coverage (3.31% D1 or drier) continued across the contiguous United States through May 28. The remaining areas of drought in the Four Corner’s region, southeastern New Mexico and […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Continues in “Starts and Spurts”

🕔Jun 4, 2019Mother Nature has not been a friend to farmers this spring, making the 2019 planting season a challenging one to say the least. According to the June 3, 2019 USDA-NASS […]

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