Growers faced many challenges with delayed planting, which extended through June. This late-planted corn has many wondering how they can make the most of their crop now. Weed and disease control are key to maximizing yields. I’ll discuss treatment options in today’s field report.
Due to wet conditions this spring, many crops – especially soybeans – were planted without residual herbicides, and have resulted in weed-filled fields. Fields are showing pressure from giant ragweed, dandelion, marestail, and perennial and annual grasses. In today’s report, I’ll discuss best options to control tough broadleafs.
Driving through the countryside in west-central Iowa, we are seeing some fields with yellow spots in our corn and soybeans. While there are many contributing factors, it’s difficult to identify the exact cause. In these cases, it’s especially important to make wise choices in postemergence applications to protect yields from diseases and weeds. Today, I offer tips for success.
Recent warmer temperatures have certainly been helpful for crops in the area. Due to the rainfall we’ve received, many growers have had to switch to a total-postemergence program. Today, I will talk about best postemergence practices.
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.