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

Cover Crop Recipes for New Users
2/19/2020

Wondering how to do cover crops? OSU Extension, in collaboration with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC), has produced cover crop “recipes” for two scenarios: Post corn, going to soybean and Post soybean, going to corn. The recipes are intended to provide step-by-step guidance to some of the lowest-risk starting points for cover crops. They […]

2020 Soybean Price Prospects
2/18/2020

Soybean prices put in a moderate rally last week. An outlook for a large South American soybean crop and uncertainty of the impact on economic growth associated with the evolving coronavirus situation hang over U.S. soybean demand scenarios moving forward.  Expanding soybean acreage in 2020 looks to test the prospects for lower ending stocks despite […]

Manure Nitrogen Use for Increased Profit and Environmental Protection
2/17/2020

Land application of organic materials is important in Nebraska. This article builds on an earlier CropWatch article. Since then, the data were further analyzed and the results further interpreted. This article avoids much repetition of the 2019 article but gives some new or revised information. Land application of manure and other organic materials supplies much N […]

Your browser is out-of-date!

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