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The soybean aphid is a native of China and Japan. It is a small yellow insect with distinct black protrusions or “tailpipes” on the tip of its abdomen. No other aphid species colonizes on soybean plants so it is probably safe to assume if you find colonies of tiny yellow aphids on your soybean plants, you probably have soybean aphids.Read
Read the latest from Hoegemeyer on winter annual weeds and no-till farming, or contact us to learn more. Annual weeds' job is to produce seed so that the species will continue on next year, everything else is secondary. Unlike summer annual weeds such as foxtail or velvet leaf which typically germinate and produce seed within a summer growing season, winter annuals actually germinate in the fall and begin growing before winter.Read
Excellent planting accuracy and stands can be achieved using all seed sizes with appropriate planter adjustments and calibration. Read our plantability guidelines and management tips here, or contact us at Hoegemeyer directly to learn more about optimizing planter performance.Read
Successful corn yield production requires adequate pollen when silks are receptive during pollination. Read about it here, or simply contact us at Hoegemeyer to learn more.Read
Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) and the potential devastation this pest can inflict on cornfields is becoming a more urgent concern for Western Corn Belt producers. Read the latest here from Hoegemeyer, or contact us to learn more about Western Bean Cutworm in Corn and how to control it.Read
Read the latest tips from Hoegemeyer on determining test weight in corn, or contact us to learn more. Test weight of corn determines the weight of a bushel volume (1.244 cubic feet) of grain. Test weights determined on dry (15.5% moisture) corn can indicate whether the grain crop reached full maturity. Low test weights indicate immaturity. The minimum test weight for USDA No. 2 corn is 54 pounds per bushel.Read
Corn stalk rot is a family of diseases caused by several species of fungi and bacteria. Severity of the disease changes from year to year due to several factors conditions. Read the latest tips in control and prevention, or contact us at Hoegemeyer directly to learn more.Read