Category Archives: Field Reports

Weed resistance concerns won’t slow down in 2014

Changes for 2014 weed management plans are going to be necessary for many farmers. Many signs are pointing to growing concerns with weed resistance for the 2014 growing season. According to a weed resistance survey conducted by BASF, 77% of growers plan to change their weed management program to address glyphosate resistance. More than two-thirds […]

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Trends in tillage that can benefit your field

Farmers are adopting conservation practices at rapidly increasing levels. It’s no surprise with some of the benefits conservation tillage can provide. According to Laura Fribley, of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, in her article, “Tracking Conservation Tillage Trends“, “Data from the 2013 Tillage Transect indicate that as a result of tillage practices on Scott […]

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Record yields seen during harvest 2013

High yields seen this year despite some extreme weather conditions. Soybean yields reach new levels Nelson Crow added his name to the top of the list this year with his record breaking soybean crop. He grew 100.78 bushels per acre. While waiting to find out if he would beat the record, Crow said, “We were […]

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Save yourself the headache and flush your booms

Flushing your booms properly can save you time and money. Mixing chemicals in your sprayer without flushing the booms may lead to yield loss and an embarrassing chemical burn streak pattern in your field. As you can see in the picture below, the streaking pattern can cover a large section of your crops and is […]

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Weed science specialist indicates resistance problems aren’t going away

Aaron Hager, Weed Science and Integrated Pest Management Extension Specialist from the University of Illinois, spoke about the state of weed resistance in Illinois and the implications of different resistant weeds in fields. “One of the most pervasive problems that’s facing many, many farmers and input suppliers across most of the U.S. is weed resistance,” […]

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Another beetle takeover?

Beetles once again sweeping across the country. Out in the fields, Japanese beetles are taking over and invading another industry, they are becoming all too common among your crops. Japanese beetles prey on a wide range of crops and are causing problems for many growers. Thankfully, the cooler temperatures from this year have slowed their […]

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Scouting for weeds and insects is essential in post-flood fields

Most farmers are wrapping up planting, and as crops begin emerging it is time to scout fields for damaging insects. This year’s flood conditions during planting have made many crops more vulnerable to disease and insect damage. Stay on top of your weed, insect and disease concerns by implementing a crop scouting program on your […]

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How planting late may require you to adjust your plan

As planting gets further and further behind in many parts of the country, especially in the Midwest which is still dealing with the effects of flooding and a late snow, growers will need to start making adjustments to their crop management plan. Growers will need to consider a variety of factors including: How will the […]

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Burndown applications still needed despite saturated fields

The weather is exceptionally wet this spring, and this can bring on the temptation to take a few shortcuts in order to get your fields planted; however, it is important not to skip over your spring burndown application. According to Bob Hartzler from Iowa State University, in the article Don’t Delay the Burndown Application, “This […]

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Field update from Saskatchewan

Jamie Benko from Cupar, Saskatchewan shared a photo of his snow covered fields and added that last year at this time, he was in the fields.

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