I work really closely with Wayne, my AgVenture Yield Specialist throughout the year. Here's what he had to say about this season so far:
June 9, 2014, Submitted by Jerry Hartsock of Cutting Edge Research and Consulting.
Have had several inquiries as to “striping” in the leaves of corn plants. Here are my explanations as to why it is happening in order of hierarchy:
We’re located here in the Loess Hills of Council Bluffs Iowa. We have about 1200 acres of corn and soybeans and we feed cattle. This year we’re about 70 percent in corn and 30 percent in soybeans.
Submitted by Jeff Shaner, Product & Technology Manager (Eastern Cornbelt, Southern Delta, East Coast)/Soybean Product Lead
Submitted by Louis Sutton, AgVenture's Product & Technology Manager/Sorghum Lead
Japanese beetles can be a major pest on soybeans and corn field. Here are a few thoughts...
Scout five areas in the field, if 20% of the leaf structure of soybeans are defoliated in the check areas, then a treatment is needed.
DuPont and Monsanto recently announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto's next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. Through these agreements, DuPont Pioneer will be able to offer Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans as early as 2014, and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans as early as 2015, pending regulatory approvals.
AgVenture Product Team - April 18, 2013