Scout fields for symptoms for Southern rust, Northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot infection (Eastern Kansas)

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This corn field in Brown County, Kansas, shown on June 6, 2015, has gray leaf spot pressure. It should be receive an application of Aproach® Prima fungicide to protect yield before it’s lost.

Warm weather has corn in my area progressing rapidly. The crop is beginning to green, and disease pressure is still a concern. Southern rust and Northern corn leaf blight continue to be reported, along with gray leaf spot pressure, leaving growers needing to protect their yield potential. I’ll discuss what to look for when scouting your fields and how weather plays a vital role in disease potential severity.

Kevin Lee

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

 

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Disease pressure potential high (Southwest Kansas)

Corn crops across my area are either tasseling or close to. With closed canopies and good soil moisture, foliar disease potential is high. I’ll talk about strategies for disease control and ways to save through DuPont Crop Protection in today’s report.

Marty Bohl

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide
DuPont™ Prevathon® insect control
DuPont™ TruChoice® Advantage

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Insect pressure mounting in crops (Northwest Kansas/Southwest Nebraska)

This picture, taken on July 7, 2015, shows a Western bean cutworm egg mass in a corn field near Joes, Colorado.

This picture, taken on July 7, 2015, shows a Western bean cutworm egg mass in a corn field near Joes, Colorado.

The hot, sunny weather in my area has corn tasseling right around the corner. Scouting for disease and insect pressure is vital for growers looking to maximize yield. I’ll discuss strategies to protect the crop through the rest of the season, application options and more in today’s report.

Justin Herman

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Prevethon® insect control
DuPont™ TruChoice® Advantage Program

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Soybeans progressing rapidly (Central Kansas)

Right now is the perfect time for growers in my area to take a closer look at their fields. Soybeans are currently around the R3 stage, and the conditions are ripe for foliar leaf disease development. By scouting now, growers have the option of deciding whether or not they need to make a foliar disease application to protect their yields. I’ll discuss scouting tips and provide agronomic recommendations to get the optimal yield in today’s report .

Verle Amthauer

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

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Pay close attention to foliar disease (Southwest Iowa)

Wet weather and humid conditions are forcing growers to pay close attention to the development of foliar diseases. In today’s report, I’ll discuss what to look look for when scouting fields and provide agronomic recommendations.

Todd Wesley

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

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