Marestail and Palmer amaranth pressure Iowa fields

Marestail is Shelby County, Iowa

This Shelby County Iowa field received an application of DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide on October 25th for added Marestail control heading into 2014′s soybean crop.

Corn and soybean yields have been great in the area, but growers are starting to worry about weeds. From the combine, many have spotted marestail, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth pressuring fields. Burndown and residual herbicides can help control these troublesome weeds. I’ll discuss options in today’s field report.

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide
DuPont™ Envive® herbicide
DuPont™ Enlite® herbicide

Marestail pressures soybean fields

Soybean yields in the area have been varied, from 35 to 75 bushels. Farmers should take note of weeds they’re seeing in the fields. Some weeds like marestail and winter annuals can be eliminated this fall with a burndown. I will discuss options in today’s field report.

Kyle Manz

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide

Soybean stubble in Shelby County, Iowa was treated with DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide on Oct. 15. This field is going to corn in 2014 and with a fall herbicide application, the grower ensures a clean, dry seedbed next spring.

Soybean stubble in Shelby County, Iowa was treated with DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide on Oct. 15. This field is going to corn in 2014 and with a fall herbicide application, the grower ensures a clean, dry seedbed next spring.

Control marestail in corn

These Pott County, Iowa corn stalks were treated with DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide on Oct. 15. The treatment will help the grower keep marestail under control.

Marestail pressures soybean fields

Soybean yields in the area have been varied, from 35 to 75 bushels. Farmers should take note of weeds they’re seeing in the fields. Some weeds like marestail and winter annuals can be eliminated this fall with a burndown. I will discuss options in today’s field report.

Kyle Manz

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide

Fall burndown will maximize yields in 2014

Waterhemp

An abundance of waterhemp is shown in this Harrison County field. In 2014, this grower will need to address their waterhemp issue while maintaining overall agronomically sound herbicide decisions.

Corn and soybeans in the area are drying down and combines are beginning to roll. While you are working from your combine, be sure to keep a record of weed escapes, like Palmer Amaranth, marestail and buttonweed. A fall herbicide application can protect yields from winter annuals in 2014. I’ll discuss more in today’s report.

Kyle Manz

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide

Insects, diseases threaten Iowa soybeans

Recently, there has been a lot of buzzing in the area from airplanes and helicopters making insecticide and fungicide applications. Insects and diseases can compete with soybeans at all stages of the growing season, cutting yields and reducing profits. I’ll discuss the importance of insecticide and fungicide applications in today’s report.