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Region 2 | June 28, 2024 | Woodford

Karen Corrigan
mcagronomics@gmail.com

Caption: Several soybean fields showing Dicamba damage from Washburn to Eureka.
Caption: North side of the road- Corn is three leaves from tasseling.
Caption: South side of the road- Corn is V7.
SYNOPSIS

Goodfield had 3.6” of rain over the last week. Ponds are once again visible in the fields. The moisture will help alleviate the Dicamba damage on the soybeans locally. Lower temperatures this week will give some added relief. The moisture and low temps may set up for a conducive disease environment. Scout fields and evaluate disease progression.

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THIS COUNTY?
Mildly Wet (soil is wetter than normal, local vegetation is healthy)
IF CONDITIONS ARE ON THE DRY END, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING US DROUGHT MONITOR CATEGORIES BEST FIT CURRENT CONDITIONS
Near Normal (Dnada)
WEATHER

Rainy and cooler.

PRECIPITATION

3.6”

FIELD/SOIL CONDITIONS

Mostly saturated

FIELD ACTIVITIES

Sprayers were able to go in some fields that had less rain.

SOYBEAN GROWTH STAGE

R2

CORN GROWTH STAGE

V7 to three leaves prior to tassel.

WHEAT GROWTH STAGE

Some wheat in the area has been combined but not all of the fields.

WEEDS

Lots of questions on weed control in soybeans. Options are limited once soybeans begin to flower. Yield damage can occur if soybeans are sprayed off label. Herbicide tolerance does not equal herbicide resistance. Many herbicides only control weeds less than 6” tall – on label applications may lower weed seed production but may not kill the weeds. Adjust your expectations accordingly.

DISEASES

Scout this week to begin monitoring disease present and gauge the progression.

ABIOTIC ISSUES

Saturated soils and ponding is an issue – nutrient deficiencies will become evident if the situation persists.