Last fall’s wet harvest conditions exposed the soybean seed crop to two key diseases. Phomopsis seed decay (diaporthe longicolla) attacks soybean seeds that are shriveled or have a cracked seed coat, often appearing as a chalky white covering on the seed.
Herbicide resistance continues to become an ever more challenging aspect of crop production. Currently, fifteen weed species in North America are confirmed glyphosate resistant.
Once alfalfa plants have 3-4 inches of new growth, stand health may be assessed by randomly selecting sites throughout the field. You want to see a minimum of 4-5 alfalfa plants per foot.
Early weed competition in soybeans can reduce yields where glyphosate is not applied early.
That’s the answer to how long it takes for corn to emerge; in other words, it depends.
When weather conditions turn cold and wet, young corn plants can become stressed. That impacts their ability to take up nutrients.
Maximum yields start with optimal stands. Optimal stands come from precise attention before, during, and following planting.
The efficacy of fungicides in controlling corn diseases is a topic that has been widely debated.
Tar spot is a fungal leaf disease that infects corn leaves and causes lodging and yield losses. It has made an abrupt entrance to Midwest and Florida cornfields in the past couple of years.
Especially when the forecast turns cold and wet, a starter fertilizer may help get the seedlings off to a good start.
Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln tracked adoption of various precision farming technologies over time. The report showed that respondents clearly see value in adopting precision technologies.
Taproot decline has advanced across the Mid-South since first appearing a decade ago. The disease is caused by the fungus Xylaria sp. It causes seedling death due to taproot rot, stunting, and chlorosis/yellowing of leaves. Where plants are not killed, lower yields result.
Chalk up another win for Waterhemp and a loss for farmers. Waterhemp resistant to Group 15 herbicides (very long chain fatty acid inhibitors) has been documented in Illinois research plots.
Recent rains have challenged southern growers planting plans. AgVenture reminds growers to be steadfast and wait for ideal planting conditions.
AgVenture is pleased to offer Enlist E3™ soybeans in its lineup. One of the most advanced technologies in soybeans today, Enlist E3 soybeans offer tolerance to three herbicides: 2,4-D choline in Enlist™ herbicides, glyphosate and glufosinate.