Fall herbicide applications recommended to start weed free in 2016 (Southwest Iowa)

With soybean harvest nearly complete and a perfectly-timed rain a couple of weeks ago, growers in my area are fast and furiously doing a fall burndown herbicide application. I’ll talk in depth about the importance of a fall burndown herbicide application and the importance of planning for 2016 now.

Todd Wesley

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

Stalk quality improved by a foliar fungicide application in my area (Northeast Iowa)

Harvest is moving a lot very quickly. Many growers are seeing their stalk quality decline with the strong winds we’re experiencing now. This will impact the harvestability and the efficiency dramatically. I’ll discuss tips for the 2016 growing season to help minimize disease risk and keep optimal stalk quality throughout the season.

Ryan Meisgeier

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide
DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide

Rapid corn harvest means decisions for 2016 right around the corner (Northwest Iowa)

I’m anticipating most corn growers will be done harvesting towards the end of October. Soon it will be time to make decisions for the 2016 growing season. I’ve heard from my customers of a 15 – 17 bu/a increase compared to their untreated checks, most attributing to a fungicide application. I’ll provide tips to increase yield bumps in 2016 in this week’s Field Report.

Josh Croatt

Agronomic recommendation referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide

Harvest progress is well underway (South Central Iowa)

Growers in my area are rolling through harvest, and the yield monitors are indicating it’s going to be a good year. As we begin to wrap up the season, it ’s important that growers start to think about 2016, especially their weed control and foliar fungicide program, which have proven to have positive yield results.

Nathan Studer

Agronomic recommendations referenced in this post include:
DuPont™ Aproach® fungicide
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide

It’s time to start planning for 2016 (East Central/Southeast Iowa)

As growers are wrapping up the 2015 growing season, it’s important to remember that the 2016 season begins on the back of the combine. This fall is the right time to put together a sound crop protection program for next year when challenges from the 2015 season are top of mind. I’ll talk about strategies to maximize next year’s crop season.

Jeremy Veach