Use preemergence herbicides to fight spring weeds (Southwest Iowa/Northwest Missouri)

The winter annual, field pennycress, is present in this field near Creston, Iowa.

The winter annual, field pennycress, is present in this field near Creston, Iowa.

The start of the 2014 cropping season has been cool and dry across our area. These conditions have slowed winter annual weed growth, but if you look closely at no-till fields weeds such as marestail and henbit can be found. I’ll discuss weed control options and recommendations in today’s report.

Nathan Studer

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

Weed control and plant health options for 2014 (Central/South-Central Iowa)

Spring is underway and growers are quickly getting ready for spring planting by tuning up machinery. As you prepare your equipment, don’t forget to prepare your fields as well. In today’s report I’ll discuss some of the best options for weed control and plant health in 2014.

Bryce Dee

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Breakfree® NXT Herbicide
DuPont™ Instigate® Herbicide
DuPont™ Abundit® Extra Herbicide
DuPont™ Realm® Q Herbicide
DuPont™ Aproach® Herbicide
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima Herbicide

Spring field reports begin this week

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It’s spring and growers are either already in fields, or soon will be, preparing soil for healthy crops, and planting seeds for a plentiful harvest.

Agronomists throughout the Midwest will post spring field reports beginning this week. Find out about spring applications, weed pressure, pest control, weather concerns and more from agronomists in the field.

This year, we’ve added reports from North Dakota, and will continue to share field stories from Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

To find an agronomist in your state, click on the map below. You can also read about what agronomists found in fields in our archives for 2012 and 2013.

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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

Control pennycress and henbit with fall burndown applications

Winter annuals are thriving as a result of late-season moisture. Field pennycress, marestail, henbit and downy brome are a few of the weeds growers are seeing in their fields. Without control now, these weeds will overtake fields in the spring, keeping soil temperatures cool and stealing nutrients from corn and soybeans. I’ll discuss weed control options in today’s report.

Nathan Studer

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:

DuPont™ Basis® Blend herbicide