Iowa Soybeans: Scouting Guidelines for Defoliators

🕔Jun 19, 2019The most effective way to make treatments decisions for pests with chewing mouthparts (e.g., Japanese beetle, bean leaf beetle, caterpillars, and grasshoppers) is to estimate defoliation. I’m a “lumper” and […]

Iowa: Japanese Beetles Get a Slow Start to 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019Several reports from ISU Field Agronomists have indicated Japanese beetles are emerging in southern Iowa. The emergence is about 7-10 days behind the last few years, due to slowly accumulating […]

U.S. Trade Rep: Farmers Hit By Japanese Agreements with Others – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators Tuesday it will take more time working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the Trump administration can submit the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement […]

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Corn Growers May Need More N This Year

🕔Jun 19, 2019Retail fertilizer prices continue mixed, as has been the case for several months now, according to locations tracked by DTN for the second week of June 2019. Five fertilizers were […]

Iowa Field Reports: Planting Winds Down, on to Weed Challenges

🕔Jun 19, 2019With planting (and replanting) starting to wind down, farmers are turning their attention to post herbicide applications, sidedressing, and putting up hay. Weed management challenges and thistle caterpillars in soybeans […]

Crop Progress: 8% of Corn Still Unplanted – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019Eight percent of the U.S. corn crop still wasn’t planted as of Sunday, June 16, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released on Monday. That means a […]

DTN Grain Close: Markets Take a Tumble

🕔Jun 19, 2019July contracts of corn, soybeans and all three U.S. wheats traded lower Wednesday, falling back from recent highs after generous rallies. The September U.S. dollar index is trading lower, but […]

Michigan: Weed Control Recommendations for Late, Prevented Planting

🕔Jun 19, 2019For field crop growers throughout the state it has been a late, wet and challenging spring leading to planting delays. Due to this delay, many critical weed control decisions need […]

Minnesota Weeds: Check Driftwatch/FieldCheck Before You Spray

🕔Jun 19, 2019To reduce the potential for pesticide drift injury to sensitive crops and beehives check the FieldCheck (FieldWatch) map prior to application. FieldCheck, DriftWatch, and BeeCheck are free, voluntary online registries that […]

Herbicides: How Do Hot, Dry Conditions Affect Performance?

🕔Jun 19, 2019The general understanding is that herbicides do not perform at their best if the environment is not favorable for plant growth. Considering this, due to the hot and dry conditions, […]

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