Heavy rains across the area last week delayed final applications for many growers. Many are concerned about making timely applications without causing crop injury, based on growth stage. In today’s report, I’ll talk about how to properly measure corn growth for final herbicide applications.
Thanks for listening to the spring 2013 podcasts at DuPont Field Reports, sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection.
We will be back in late June with a six-week look at summer fields throughout the Midwest.
In the meantime, you can connect with agronomists in your area by phone or email. Find the agronomist nearest you by clicking county-level maps for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Planting is in various stages throughout Indiana, with some growers nearing completion while others remain delayed by rain. My advice to all growers this week is to watch for yield-robbing insects and other pests. In my report, I offer scouting tips and application recommendations for all stages of crop protection.
Farmers and retailers are embracing the use of multiple modes of crop protection products. When working with complex chemistries, growers need to pay close attention when mixing crop protection products and cleaning sprayers. In this report, I share tips for safely and effectively using tank-mix combinations.