Crop Report

The Crop Report provides timely and relevant crop and field information from experts across the state.

LATEST FIELD AND CROP CONDITIONS

The Illinois Soybean Association Agronomy Team, Soy Envoys, University of Illinois Extension, and other industry experts are bringing you information needed to manage your soybean, corn and wheat crops. From field conditions to crop progress, disease alerts, and pest sightings, the Crop Report has relevant information from the field.

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Region 4 | July 8, 2024 | Montgomery

Stephanie Porter
stephanie.porter@ilsoy.org

Caption: Septoria brown spot starting to show up
Caption: April planted corn almost pollinated
Caption: Gray leaf spot starting to show up
SYNOPSIS

A very, welcomed inch of rain came last week and crops have been relieved from drought stress. Even though the extreme heat has ceased, the humidity is high. Diseases such as Septoria brown spot in soybeans and gray leaf spot in corn have started to show on lower leaves. Japanese beetle feeding has increased. April planted corn is almost pollinated and soybeans are R3.

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THIS COUNTY?
Mildly Dry (soil is drier than normal, plant growth may have slowed)
IF CONDITIONS ARE ON THE DRY END, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING US DROUGHT MONITOR CATEGORIES BEST FIT CURRENT CONDITIONS
Abnormally Dry (D0)
WEATHER

81F

PRECIPITATION

1 inch of rain during the previous week

FIELD/SOIL CONDITIONS

Dry

FIELD ACTIVITIES

Fungicide/insecticide in early planted corn and soybeans

SOYBEAN GROWTH STAGE

R1 – R3

CORN GROWTH STAGE

V10 – R2

INSECTS

Japanese beetles

WEEDS

Waterhemp escapes just starting to emerge through canopy in early planted soybeans

DISEASES

Gray leaf spot in corn
Septoria brown spot in soybeans