Agronomy Alerts 06/25/20 9:30:47 AM|
Armyworms have been seen in our area! 6/25/2020
There are various economic thresholds to be aware of, but generally in small grain it is around 5 per square foot. In addition, size of worms need to be taken into account and the amount of leaf feeding damage being done. 50% or more leaf feeding damage in any crop warrants treatment as they are voracious feeders. Once they have reached 1.5” in size they are close to pupating, but the egg hatch is not all at once, so we need to keep close watch. They will move beyond the origin areas and can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time over a wide swath.
The next 7-10 days will be critical, but may stretch out to 14-20 days depending on situations and or areas. Make sure you are scouting your fields! Please call your agronomist if you believe you have Armyworms in your fields. For more information about the Armyworm please click here.
The use of fungicides in corn is becoming an ever more popular treatment to ‘increase’ yields of corn as well as other crops. While it has been proven that the use of a fungicide can help prevent a yield loss, not all acres benefit from fungicide use for a variety of factors. To see what these factors are please click here to continue reading.
All three locations are looking for summer help. We are looking for people to drive our water trucks out to our sprayers this summer and to help with things around the yard. CDL or Seasonal CDL required. For more infomation please call or stop by any one of our three locations.
We all have problems with weeds... Click here to find out if a pre-emergent might be the right choice for you!
With the late spring we are currently having we want to warn you about Imbibitional Chilling. Click here to read about how the ground temperatures could affect your plant health.
Click here for the latest restrictions for Dicamba use for 2018