Conventional and no-till applications (Northwest Iowa)

While spring planting may be slightly delayed, growers can still be preparing to get in the fields. In today’s report, I’ll discuss spring weed control options for both conventional till programs and no-till programs.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Breakfree® NXT Herbicide
DuPont™ Prequel® Herbicide

Fungicide applications boost yields

When it comes to fungicide applications, it’s important to note what mixes worked for crops this year and make adjustments for 2014. In my area, growers with hybrids saw yield increases and disease control in fields applied with DuPont™ Aproach® Fungicide. Reduced disease pressure boosted yields by three to five bushels for corn and two to three bushels in soybeans. In today’s report, I’ll discuss product options for corn and soybeans.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

Disease control boosts corn and soybean yields

Growers in the area are seeing the effects of disease control on corn and soybean yields this fall. Soybean growers who made fungicide applications are reporting a three to four bushel yield increases. Fungicide applications helped add a three to five bushel advantage over corn fields without the application. I’ll discuss more and make product and timing recommendations in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide
DuPont™ Asana® XL insecticide
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

Fungicides help protect crops for better yields

Farmers in my territory say early fungicide applications protected corn and soybean yields this year. These applications helped improve overall plant health and increased yield potential. I’ll discuss products and yields in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide
DuPont™ Asana® XL insecticide
DuPont™ Aproach®Prima fungicide

Adjust programs to control troublesome waterhemp, velvet leaf

Several weather events have slowed combines from getting to the harvest. However, we have been able to evaluate fields. Some growers have found that their soybean herbicide programs didn’t work as well as they’d hoped on waterhemp and velvet leaf. It’s a good idea to make great notes while field combining about what weeds are present. This will help create a stronger herbicide program for 2014. I’ll discuss this more in today’s report.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this report include:

DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide

Video: Heavy weed pressure, as shown in this soybean field, will make harvest difficult. Growers should make note of weeds they see in their fields during harvest to formulate a crop protection plan for 2014.