All Posts from June 2019

Getting your crops planted this year was likely the biggest challenge you’ve faced thus far. The second biggest challenge may be how to maintain good weed control, especially when it comes to waterhemp. Waterhemp has been the most troublesome weed for soybean farmers for the last 10 years. Since that time, no new postemergence (POST) herbicide modes-of-action (MOA) have been developed. We have, however, seen the development of new soybeans...

In a year with delayed planting and struggles to get the crop planted I thought about changing my topic from Sclerotinia stem rot (Soybean White Mold) to a different topic. But if we look at the early planted soybeans getting close to closing the rows and the possibilities of a wet summer, we need to manage the crop that is in the ground to maximize yield.  

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Growers need to understand risks with continuous soybeans before addressing product placement. Remember the goal is to get an even stand with seedlings that emerge at nearly the same time and develop at the same rate (Figure 1).

In the past, most sources say that there can be up to 5 to 15% yield loss attributed to soybeans planted after soybeans if compared to a corn after soybean rotation. However, research done by Emerson Nafziger...

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is known to cause considerable yield loss in soybeans. Often that loss is accompanied by undetectable crop symptoms and options to control it seem increasingly limited.
 
In an earlier blog SCN: The Soybean Nemesis, Dr. Nathan Kleczewski at the University of Illinois stated “You may not realize it, but...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - June 6 - When the time comes to decide about the best way to manage acres in prevent plant, it may be a good time to test out some cover crop options. There are many reasons to consider cover crops on your prevent plant acres this year. It will be especially important to consider cover crops to retain any nitrogen that was applied in either the fall or early spring. Cover crops will reduce nutrient loss and...

With the wet conditions across much of our sales area, corn planting has been delayed significantly and the thought of planting soybeans has not been on many minds. Currently, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin are all significantly behind on soybean planting progress, at least 20% from the 2014-2018 average. Because of this delay there will be significant hurdles the soybean crop will face.  

 

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