Rapid corn harvest means decisions for 2016 right around the corner (Northwest Iowa)

I’m anticipating most corn growers will be done harvesting towards the end of October. Soon it will be time to make decisions for the 2016 growing season. I’ve heard from my customers of a 15 – 17 bu/a increase compared to their untreated checks, most attributing to a fungicide application. I’ll provide tips to increase yield bumps in 2016 in this week’s Field Report.

Josh Croatt

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

Soybean harvest moving rapidly (Northwest Iowa)

While growers are moving through their fields quickly this harvest season, many are seeing a large difference in the fields that were treated with a fungicide application. I’ll discuss the affects of disease damage and the benefits of fungicide applications in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

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

Rain and wet weather causes disease progression (Northwest Iowa)

Throughout my area, we’ve continued to receive plenty of rain and conditions remain wet. Disease pressure is progressing quickly and growers must consider protecting their crops and investment with fungicide applications. I’ll discuss more in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

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

Evaluate fields for disease pressure (Northwest Iowa)

This week, I found Northern corn leaf blight lesions on the lower leaves of corn plants in Merrill, Iowa.

This week, I found Northern corn leaf blight lesions on the lower leaves of corn plants in Merrill, Iowa.

I’ve been out scouting fields this week and have come across Northern corn leaf blight lesions and disease pressure. I’ll discuss scouting and disease monitoring tips in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

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