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Western Bean Cutworm Management for Corn

Western bean cutworm (WBC) can be a severe pest of corn and dry beans, but not soybean.Consider an insecticide application if 5 to 8% of corn plants have WBC egg masses or small larvae that have not moved into the silks or ear tip.Insecticide application timing is critical for WBC control as once larvae enter the ear, insecticides are ineffective.

06/15/2017 618KB PDF
A Systems Approach to Hydroefficency

DroughtGard® Hybrids products are part of a systems approach combining best agronomic practices, drought-tolerant germplasm, and crop protection traits for improved drought tolerance and insect and weed control. DroughtGard Hybrids products have demonstrated an advantage over competitor products in drought conditions, yet have the potential to maintain top-end yield in well-watered conditions. DroughtGard Hybrids products can do more with less water during severe drought stress and can have fewer barren plants and more kernels per ear.

06/15/2017 513KB PDF
Bacterial Blight in Soybean

Bacterial blight is favored by cool (70 to 80 ºF), wet weather and is inhibited by hot, dry weather. Rotating away from soybean or planting soybean products that are tolerant or resistant to bacterial blight is recommended for problem fields. Foliar fungicide applications are ineffective in controlling bacterial blight.

06/15/2017 644KB PDF
Preparing to Apply XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology

XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology has specific requirements for nozzles, adjuvants, drift reducing agents (DRA), and other herbicides. Order and method of mixing multiple products can help avoid incompatibility that may reduce product effectiveness.

06/12/2017 259KB PDF
Crop Rotation Management and Benefits

Crop rotations may increase soil properties and break disease, weed and insect cycles. Risk from weather and markets may be mitigated with crop rotations. Management practices may need to be altered to incorporate crop rotations.

06/06/2017 307KB PDF
A Look Inside Farming Technologies

Precision farming technologies can help improve accuracy, lower inputs, and increase profits, while reducing the negative impacts of farming on the environment. Applied data, precision equipment, and data analytics are all precision tools that can help improve efficiencies and sustainability on the farm.

05/31/2017 274KB PDF
Early Season Hail Damage to Corn

Stand loss and loss of leaf area for photosynthesis are the primary factors contributing to yield reduction in hail-damaged corn. Assessment of damage to the growing point and leaves will guide decision making. Wait a minimum of five days before making any replant decisions.

05/16/2017 603KB PDF
Frost and Cold Temperature Damage to Small Soybeans

Soybeans respond differently to frost compared to corn because the growing point is exposed to weather as soon as the cotyledons emerge.Understanding the effects of weather conditions on soybean at different growth stages can help determine the best management options.

05/12/2017 146KB PDF
High pH and Salt Issues in Corn

High soil pH can cause nutrient deficiencies in plants, which can result in lost yield potential. Saline and sodic soils can cause osmotic stress and ion toxicity in plants, and sodic soils can negatively impact soil structure. Management of these soil issues requires different approaches, which will vary by region and soil type.

05/04/2017 481KB PDF
Plant Rhizobia Relationship

Legume plants have the ability to form a symbiotic relationship with rhizobia batericam which fix nitrogen for the plant to use.

05/03/2017 695KB PDF
Dicamba use Recommendations for Cotton and Soybeans - Southeast

Dicamba use Recommendations for Cotton and Soybeans - Southeast

05/03/2017 1626KB PDF
Growth Regulator Herbicide Injury in Soybean

Plant grwoth regulator (PGR) herbicide injury to soybeans can be caused by spray drift, volatilization, or sprayer contam

05/01/2017 2024KB PDF
Managing Weed Resistance in Soybean with Residual Herbicides

Agronomic Update

04/28/2017 711KB PDF
Understanding Phosphorus Nutrition in Corn - Acceleron

Phophorus (P) can help corn plants increase root growth, stalk strength, crop quality, grain production, and accelerate maturity.

04/27/2017 672KB PDF
Dry Cool Soils Can Increase the Risk of Herbicide Carryover

Residual herbicides are an intergal part of weed management. Herbicide rate, soil moisture, soil temperature, and soil properties can influence herbicide carryover potential.

04/27/2017 207KB PDF
Understanding Growth Regulator Herbicide Injury

Plant growth regukator (PGR) herbicide injury can occur by misapplication to crops, drift from adjacent fields, or from spray tank contamination.

04/21/2017 1866KB PDF
Diaporthe-Phomopsis Disease Complex in Soybean

Pod and stem blight and Phomopsis seed decay are two diseases that make up the Diaporthe-Phomopsis disease complex in soybean. Pod and stem blight can damage maturing plants and result in premature death. Phomopsis seed decay can greatly affect seed quality. Both diseases can occur under wet growing conditions.

04/17/2017 325KB PDF
Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Versus LibertyLink® Soybean

Agronomic Update

04/06/2017 506KB PDF
Evaluation of Alfalfa Stand

Optimization of stand establishment techniques is critical to ensure the long-term success of alfalfa production. Alfalfa stand evaluation in the spring can help determine management practices required to help maintain yield potential and stand establishment. Assessment involves counting number of plants per square foot in randomly selected sites throughout the field, counting the total number of stems, and assessing the viability of the crowns and roots.

04/03/2017 670KB PDF
DroughtGard® Hybrids Corn Product Performance by Population Density

Agronomic Update

03/20/2017 649KB PDF