IResearch to investigate how water moves and is utilized within the upper soil profile of an irrigated and dry land portion of a rotational intensively grazing dairy pasture will be the focus of a July field day.
It is still early in the region for extensive post emergent corn weed management, but it can’t hurt to think about growth stage and weed height guidelines for post emergent herbicide usage.
The spread of Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) across Minnesota has entered a new phase. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 SCN was found in soil samples from Wilkin and Clay counties in northwestern Minnesota and in nearby Richland and Cass counties in North Dakota.
Iowa officials find no additional evidence of Asian soybean rust
A report came out in March about the confirmation of finding a single soybean leaf infected with soybean rust taken from a bin of soybeans harvested in Mahaska County Iowa in 2006.
Forage harvest is just around the corner and a successful harvest of high quality forage begins with the proper use and set-up of the mower-conditioner. A key factor in achieving a high quality harvest is productivity – getting the crop cut and off the field as fast as possible to avoid weather damage.
Generally, the roll clearance should be 1/16 to 3/32 of an inch. If the clearance is less, excess leaf loss and roll wear can occur. If the clearance is significantly more than this range, then the crop will not be conditioned as effectively and will dry slower.
Brown root rot (BRR) is a fungal disease, caused by Phoma sclerotioides, which is associated with stand decline and reduced yield of forage legumes such as alfalfa, red clover, bird's-foot trefoil, alsike clover, and sweet clover.