Fall Herbicide Applications and New Technology
The C.O.R.N. archive has a plethora of previous articles about fall herbicide treatments, including the importance of these for management of marestail. Nothing has really changed that would merit rehashing all of this again – don’t spend a lot of money, ...
Burndown Herbicides for No-tillage Wheat
This summer’s weather caused problems with weed control in some areas of the state, and this certainly includes our two major weeds, giant ragweed and marestail. As we move through harvest and into the season of wheat planting and fall herbicide applicat ...
This Might end up being a Low Foliar Disease Year in Corn
Early development of gray leaf spot (GLS) and northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) had us all concerned about the potential for major epidemics of these diseases in 2015. However, conditions have since been warm and dry across most of the state, drastically r ...
Does your field have Western Bean Cutworm larva?
Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving calls, emails and texts about finding large caterpillars feeding on corn ears (see photo). In most cases, these are turning out to be Western bean cutworms. Although our numbers have been about the same as ...
Estimating Soybean Yield
To estimate yield, four soybean yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size). A printable worksheet to estimate soybean yield can be found by clicking here. It is difficult to a ...
Stink bugs in Soybeans
As our soybean begins to develop flowers and pods, we need to be aware of stink bugs that will begin feeding. Although more common in the southern US, we have been noticing more stink bugs in soybean the past few years, even some fields where economic da ...