Producer's Thoughts About the 2015 Planting Season
Three producers from three different states give their initial impressions of how the 2015 planting season will go and if they have their inputs ready.else is purchased. We're hoping we can get a little bit of price rally on grains. The only thing is I'm probably gonna come back from makers and that's simply because under the hood it's someone
The Fight Against the Toughest Weeds
John Pawlak, Product Development Manager of the Herbicide Portfolio at Valent USA, discusses some of the toughest weeds out in the field today. Also, how Fierce XLT Soybean Herbicide can assist fighting those common weeds you'll see in the field.Ameren. In the southeast and brought to two inches today. Turner hot humid conditions adequate moisture. If you get away from your very very quickly. Those are very competitive. So wave field full of Paul Bremer and in Hamilton 78% reduction and that's assuming you can actually get into the field to harvest. Some of the talk to Paul Bremer and the like small trees Telekom might actually cannot even get through the field. Paul Bremer have to really wanna be it from probably the toughest week we're fighting right now. Although it started in the southeast it's moved up throughout the midwest and we haven't in Indiana Illinois . And throughout the all part of the corn and soybean belt. Of the second we've done that we have here is common ragweed. We also found black citizens for common ragweed. It is not nearly as well prominent as she puts citizens at Paul Bremer and it's very competitive weed as well but there are some post emergence options that you can use to us which is
Controlling Weeds with the Xtend Crop System
Joe Sandbrink, Technology Development Manager from Monsanto, shows examples of how the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System can fight against palmer amaranth.of operator. And was applied as a pre emergent. Application. We seated. Paul Bremer rants lambs quarter. Don't believe and fox tail into these blasts. So all you're seeing here is the residual weak control. Our
Making Planter Adjustments
Brent Minett, a Team Sales Agronomist from Beck's Hybrids, gives planter recommendations to acomodate for smaller seed size.Just like you a lot of growers that are really really good growing season this past year. At next we have the same thing in our seed fields and that's good news for you from a
Sudden Death Syndrome - Agronomy Insider
Steve Barnhart, regional agronomist for Winfield Solutions. Details how Sudden Death Syndrome started showing up last July in north-central Iowa.Yeah. Sudden death start showing up in Iowa about a week or two ago which was kind of early for the state usually it's. About the second or third week of August when we start to see it sometimes earlier. Earlier is of a concern. But what we're looking for and and we don't have any in this still that I can find right now but you start to look for crosses between these veins. When you get a yellowing between these veins right in here and all around the little brown spots they are large and get bigger than the mental state Kenny green. Chances are that sudden death there's there's several other diseases that have some similar symptom on the browns stem. Concern Moyles. Even even white mold sometimes we'll have that same look but that's they're a good place to start then the second thing you need to do is do. Pull up the plant. And sometimes with sudden death he'll have kind immigration blue mold again these plants do not have that than just a light grace blue area. So when you have significant damage you need to split that's plant like this and start looking at took care. And also the rear. Here the pits as healthy you know it's going to be quite to green. And so that's not round stammer if this cortex area this area out in here Sean just a little discoloration. So like that. If it's probably sudden death moving them.
Will Plants Tell Us They are in Danger?
I'm Casey birch wireless Cecil farming magazine agriculture dot com. Most of us are aware that plans are able to communicate either above ground through soil. But did you also know that there are able to sense there environments chemically. Well Jeff Schultz and his team at the University ofto exploit those unique abilities of planes. When plants is under a stressful situation . Or they're being attacked they're going to release a specific order. So shall this team has been partnering with some engineers to come up with a sensor that can go through the field in cents. I'm pretty specific voters and then they would be able to spot treats different plants. So let's say you have a soybean field that's being infested by a fifth. This sensor could go through the field and find plans that were being attacked by day smelling that and as for those specific voters. Then in theory you would be able to spot treat each plant that was being attacked before you'd ever reached thresh holds. This is going to be able to save you time money and it's also going to. Reduce the environmental impacts .
Can this field be fixed? Cover Crops
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, points out how incorporating small grains with a cover crop in a long-term corn and soybean rotation has quickly benefitted soil structure after just one year.Now this example this this sorrows from A long term corn soybean rotation. Again that's going to be 50% lower as you. Lower as you crops in the rotation. And in essence what we've done is changes rotation just a year ago. We had a small greens intuit after being about twenty some years corn soybean rotation we had very played eat so structured here. In just one year of wheat. And then followed by a cover crap we have dramatically change SO structure. In just one year's time which is unbelievable.
Can this field be fixed? Crop Rotations
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, shows how different crop rotations can influence soil health.church farm under the sole surface but for someone explained. The different crop rotations and how they influence the soil or the health of the soil. First off we have about this cornfield here. Is gonna be part of a rotation NS two thirds piracy crops can be a winner wheat corn field . So there's 67%. Higher as the crops. And another so are going to be looking at us from this field over here
Can this field be fixed? 67% High Residue
Jason Miller, NRCS conservation agronomist, shows how a rotation consisting of 67% high-residue crops. It’s positively changed soil structure and health.
Shallow Rooting System - Corn High Yield Team
Jack Marshall, a BASF technical representative, shows what a shallow rooting system looks like.We have a very shallow routing system in on this plant. It is round like we knew we would want to see guys spaced evenly. And we concede the