A plant pathologist is mapping the spread of southern root-knot (SRK) nematode to increase awareness of the pest. Travis Faske is with the University of Arkansas. “If soybean cyst is an embezzler, you can’t quite see the symptoms then root-knot nematode, or the southern... Read More.
A southern Illinois farmer says specialty crop conditions are a mixed bag this season. Steve Borcherding grows sweet corn, peaches, and strawberries with his wife Karen in Iuka. He tells Brownfield an early summer drought challenged their sweet corn. “But with some timely irrigation... 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.
Across the Corn Belt, heavy thunderstorms remain active across previously dry areas in the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, warm, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. On August 1, drought covered 57% of the U.S. corn production area and 51% of the... Read More.
Late season disease pressure is top of mind for corn and soybean growers in southeastern Illinois. DEKALB/Asgrow Technical Agronomist Josh Tooley says following drought stress and recent rains corn growers are watching for some of the usual disease suspects. “ We are seeing southern... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, cooler, drier air is arriving in the wake of generally beneficial showers and thunderstorms. Friday’s high temperatures should range from near 75°F in the vicinity of the eastern Great Lakes to 95°F or higher in the southwestern Corn Belt. ... Read More.
The focus for significant shower activity will briefly shift to the Midwest, where mid- to late-week rain should provide much-needed moisture for reproductive corn and soybeans. Five-day Midwestern rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches, except in the northern Corn Belt. Meanwhile, mostly... Read More.
During the weekend and early next week, heat will intensify across Texas and environs. By Monday, triple-digit (100°F) temperatures will be common across western, central, and southern Texas. General warmth will cover much of the remainder of the country, with high temperatures by... Read More.
A farmer in south central Missouri says while conditions in his area are better this year than last, hay yields have been inconsistent. Gary McClure, from Laclede County, tells Brownfield… “I am not as disappointed in the yield as I thought I was going to... Read More.
Beck’s Agronomist Travis Coleman says although timely rains are needed, many crops in southern Indiana are in good shape. “In talking with growers every day, that is definitely the first topic of conversation—how dry it is or how dry it has been,” he says.... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of ongoing hot weather in the south-central U.S. and warmer-than-normal conditions in Florida, New England, and the Pacific Northwest, while near- or below-normal temperatures will cover the remainder of the country. Meanwhile, near-... Read More.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures and rainfall across most of the country. Cooler-than-normal conditions will be confined to California, the Great Basin, and the middle Atlantic States. Meanwhile drier-than-normal weather should be limited to... Read More.