Most of the corn in the area emerged last week, with soybeans soon to follow. Unfortunately, weeds are also emerging, competing with crops for light and nutrients. Today, I’ll talk about options for growers who are battling grass and broadleaf weeds.
Weather conditions have been very favorable and we’ve seen nearly 60 percent of all corn acres planted in less than five days. This is close to the record pace we set in 1992. Some corn is already emerging, which means postemergeence applications should start soon. In my report, I’ll make application recommendations for better yield.
Video: This Sheldon, Iowa filed is at a prime stage of growth for a postemergence application. In this video, I’ll describe the products applied to this field to provide maximum protection.
The majority of corn has been planted, with a good start on the soybeans in Minnesota. Recent moisture has been persistent and kept growers from fields for several days. Many growers have been unable to make preemergeence applications and are now fighting weeds. Today, I’ll share recommendations for these growers.
It’s been a frustrating spring for many growers. Corn has started to emerge in some fields, while other acres haven’t been touched due to muddy conditions. Dandelions and other winter annuals have been a problem in no-till soybean fields in my area. Today, I offer crop protection recommendations for controlling weeds at every stage of your crop.
Photos: This spring has been frustrating – lots of wet fields and stuck equipment