Some Midwest farmers are finding aphids in corn fields. Iowa State University Extension entomologist Erin Hodgson says reports of the pest started coming in a couple of weeks ago. “We can have a couple different species infesting corn, and you can have multiple species infesting... Read More.
It was another mostly dry week across Minnesota. USDA’s latest crop update says precipitation was limited to the northwest, which did slow down the harvest of small grains. West-central Minnesota farmer Tom Frisch tells Brownfield insect populations are increasing. “Aphids and spider mites are just starting... Read More.
An agronomist says some farmers should monitor stalk quality heading into harvest. Trey Stephens with Beck’s says portions of the Corn Belt have damaged corn due to high winds and a derecho earlier this summer. “A lot of it got laid over. Corn... Read More.
Weather woes have gone from one extreme to the other for a southern Illinois corn and soybean grower. Steve Borcherding of Iuka in Marion County tells Brownfield they had a dry start to the summer and a week ago they were still in need... Read More.
A crop insurance agent says some farmers have given up on their 2023 corn. Andrew Schulenburg with Compeer Financial handles crop insurance and risk management for farmers. He tells Brownfield the extremely dry conditions in some areas have forced farmers to make tough... Read More.
In this Managing for Profit, we’ll hear how mass tissue sampling over the past few years has found some common nutrient deficiencies in row crops. Helena Agri-Enterprises national agronomist for Derek Emerine spotted the trend and shares what growers can do to update... Read More.
Crop conditions remain variable in Michigan following inconsistent rains across the state. Golden Harvest Seeds Michigan agronomist Charles Scovill tells Brownfield crop emergence is dependent on if seeds found moisture at planting. “We’ve got crop out there right now that’s two to three inches tall... Read More.
A soybean lead and product agronomist with Seed Consultants says growers should continue to monitor fields throughout the growing season. Matt Hutcheson tells Brownfield,” it’s important to scout fields. Get to know what’s going on out there, look for pests, make sure we’re on... Read More.
An integrated pest management specialist in Minnesota says rootworm pressure is showing up in corn that followed soybeans. Bruce Potter with the University of Minnesota tells Brownfield there’s some lodging in rotated corn. “So it looks like extended diapause is back, people should be paying... Read More.
Corn farmers who welcomed recent rain might discover an unwelcome guest. Kim Tutor with BASF says the moisture creates an environment for tar spot to thrive. “We have the host, corn. We’ve got the pathogen, so it’s overwintering in any of that corn residue... Read More.
An agronomist with Ohio-based Seed Consultants says a challenging spring season has created some issues in fields. Matt Hutcheson says a wet start to the season turned to moderate drought across much of the state in June. “There were excessively wet conditions in many... Read More.
In this Managing for Profit, we’ll learn about research at Michigan State University that is determining the best use of prairie strips in and around farm fields. Brook Wilke at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station tells Brownfield the diverse planting of wildflowers is meant... Read More.