Harvest in full swing (West Central Indiana)

Harvest is in full swing and both corn and soybean yields are exceeding growers’ expectations across my area. Its safe to say, this season has been a successful one. I’ll discuss ways to plan for a successful 2016 in today’s report.

Don Matthes

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Cinch® ATZ herbicide
DuPont™ Realm® Q herbicide
DuPont™ Instigate® herbicide

Dry weather gives farmers the opportunity for a fall burndown (Southeast Indiana)

With favorable, dry weather moving into the area it looks like growers will have the option of applying a fall burndown herbicide to prepare fields for the 2016 growing season. I’ll discuss more and provide recommendations in today’s report.

Kyle Draper

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

Fall applied herbicide timing (West Central Indiana)

When is the best time to apply fall herbicides? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by growers during the harvest season. I’ll discuss my answer and provide recommendations in today’s report.

Don Matthes

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide
DuPont™ Canopy® EX herbicide
Abundit® Extra herbicide (glyphosate)

Ear deformities spotted in corn (Northwest Indiana)

Ear deformities, such as those pictured here, are the result of treating corn with off-labley glyphosate applications. Be sure to always follow herbicide labels and application rates.

Ear deformities, such as those pictured here, are the result of treating corn with off-labley glyphosate applications. Be sure to always follow herbicide labels and application rates.

One of the most common questions I get during the summer months is, what herbicides can I use to treat corn that is over 36″ tall? Unfortunately, glyphosate is not the answer and can lead to yield robbing ear deformities. I’ll discuss more in today’s report.

Seth Little

Assess weed control program from the combine (Southeast Indiana)

This field is overrun with weed pressure and will benefit from a fall burndown application.

This field is overrun with weed pressure and will benefit from a fall burndown application.

Fields that were treated with layered residual herbicides are showing tremendous weed control this year. In today’s report I’ll discuss the benefit of layering your herbicides and provide agronomic recommendations to prepare for next year’s growing season.

Kyle Draper

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