Menu

AgriPartner Scouting Update 7/8/14

July is starting out a little more normal, as in, the rain is more spotty and irrigation systems can be seen running around Michiana.  Remember the Farmer’s Almanac claims average rainfall for July, with little or no rain in August.  Area with heavy soils continue feel the pain.  This little soybean plant was planted late May and never got a good footing.  As rain hit its saturated soils again west of Goshen on Monday, the plant was dropping leaves and pulling the plant up revealed a rotting root system.   

 

The wet weather has provided a great environment for Septoria Brown Spot in soybeans.  This disease infects the lower leaves first and then moves up the plant.  If you wish to treat soybeans with fungicide, spray at R2 (Full Bloom).  

Lodged corn continues to recover from last week’s wind damage.  Goose-neck occurs when the top of the plant straightens up, but the lower part of the stalk is very curved.  With adequate soil moisture in the weeks following the injury, the roots should regenerate and continue to serve the plant through the growing season.  Goose-necked corn is can be more difficult to harvest.  

 

 

Disease pressure is showing up in corn leaves, scout the lower leaves first.  If treatment is desired, plan on spraying fungicide during tassel.

Thanks for scouting with us!

Recent News

Disaster Avoided? Reviewing the 2019 Grain Ending Stocks Situation
11/19/2019

Grain markets in 2019 had a familiar feel – a late June rally that faded as concerns about the U.S. corn and soybean crops subsided (see futures prices for corn here, soybeans here). This was especially frustrating for producers hoping for a substantial price improvement after spring planting challenges and record prevented planting acreage. Given Mother Nature’s […]

Soybean Crush Prospects
11/19/2019

The release of the NOPA soybean crush estimates last Friday indicated crush levels picked up substantially in October.  Driven by a moderate export pace for soybeans and a decent crush margin, soybean crush appears back on track for the 2019-20 marketing year For the 2019-20 marketing year, the USDA projects soybean crush at 2.105 billion […]

USDA to Extend Flexibility on Crop Insurance Program
11/15/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers affected by extreme weather in 2019. Specifically, USDA will defer the accrual of interest on 2019 crop year insurance premiums […]

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now