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Every planting season brings about different planting conditions. Several producers have made comments about late April (April 26th or later) planted corn coming up faster than corn planted around April 5th. People have asked if this is a difference between varieties? Why did the earlier planted corn take longer to emerge and seem to grow slower?Read
When talking soybeans, all the attention recently seems to fall on the latest weed control technologies like Enlist E3® soybeans. However, even the best-yielding varieties with the newest traits can be compromised when phytophthora is present.Read
When nematodes infest a field, they can do extensive damage to the roots and, by season’s end, to yield. Due to their small size and patchy distribution pattern, nematodes are often overlooked for the yield-impacting problem they are.Read
Planting soybeans early has a different meaning than it did 30 years ago. During my first job as an agronomist, I was told that “a soybean plant should not see the light of May”. Boy that sure has changed with the pictures on twitter of guys planting soybeans in Iowa in March. I am not promoting planting soybeans that early, BUT what has changed to give farmers the confidence in planting earlier than ever before?Read
Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) and Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) are two yield-robbing pathogens which have spread throughout most states in the U.S. and Canada. While these can be found in fields independent of each other, the indirect effects of feeding from SCN can increase SDS levels as they weaken plants and create wounds favorable to invasion by other pathogens.Read