Temperatures have warmed and soils at many locations in the Valley are getting dry – again. Crop growth stages vary, but many cereal fields are at boot or later. With the dry, breezy, sunny weather comes a much reduced potential for leaf and head diseases.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 -- 11 AM to 4 PM -- Rochester, MN
Untimely rains always seem to cause a few problems, particularly when herbicide applications were delayed or prevented. If there were/are delays for herbicide applications for Soybeans—One question that may be on your mind—what can I tank mix with glyphosate to improve control of my problem weeds?
Okay, they're here in NW MN - very low levels of soybean aphid have been reported from West Polk county (we found some yesterday in our plots at the NWROC in Crookston). Populations are very low so far.
July 23 – 24 -- Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca
On-line registration is now available for the 2008 Field School for Ag Professionals.
At some point in time, crop producers and those who advise them have heard that loss of nitrogen from the soil is associated with excess moisture -- rainfall or irrigation. With recent rains it is expected that there is concern that some of the fertilizer N applied in the fall of 2007 has been lost.
Weed control can be a major problem for those who seed forage in the spring. The competition by weeds for nutrients and moisture can be substantial. Late summer seeding is an option that may improve the probability of achieving a productive stand. For those interested in seeding forage crops this summer, it's time to start making plans.
A consultant observed these insects attacking Yield Guard™, triple stack corn in Cottonwood County and correctly decided that these were not a typical cutworm. Damage was confined to rows of corn along a narrow brome grass fencerow. The infestation did not warrant treatment.