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Controlling Volunteer Wheat

As wheat planting season approaches, a couple important questions arise.  When should we kill the volunteer wheat, and how soon before drilling?  Volunteer wheat needs to be controlled at least two weeks prior to drilling.  This should eliminate the majority of pests that are using the volunteer wheat as a host.  Producers may not have [...]

2019-01-11T22:31:32+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crop Disease, Crop Insects, Growing Corn (Maize), Growing Wheat|Tags: , |

Start Preparing For Your 2018 Wheat Crop – Now!

Wheat harvest will wrap up shortly across the High Plains.  It was an interesting year.  A dry fall and winter was followed by an unusually wet spring.  Late freeze and snow events added to the roller coaster that is growing wheat! As you prepare for sowing wheat again this fall, it is time to look [...]

Controlling Sunflower Stem Borer May Not Include the Use of an Insecticide

The ever increasing pest in sunflowers, the sunflower stem borer also called the soybean stem borer, is causing more damage and harvest loss to fields across sunflower producing areas. Many times you are not aware that you have a problem until you see plants lodging before harvest. Sometimes the damage may be confused with the [...]

Managing Goss’s Wilt

Many producers are in the process of choosing corn hybrids for the 2015 growing season.  In fact, early discount deadlines for some seed companies are pushing this process along quickly. One factor that must be kept in mind while choosing hybrids is evaluating the tolerance or susceptibility to Goss’s Bacterial Wilt. Over the past 5-10 [...]

2019-01-15T22:45:21+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Agronomic, Crop Disease, Growing Corn (Maize), Integrated Pest Management|Tags: , |

Scout Early for Stripe Rust in Wheat

Stripe rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis and is one of the most prevalent and destructive diseases of wheat in the world.  It has caused major losses in wheat crops around the world for many decades, and it continues to be a problem.  Kansas wheat losses from Stripe Rust have been reported up [...]

2019-01-15T22:45:21+00:00October 15th, 2014|Categories: Crop Disease, Growing Wheat, Integrated Pest Management|Tags: |

Stalk Rot Could Be Prevalent This Year In Corn

Late season plant health can determine whether a corn crop will maximize grain fill, and reward farmers with those extra bushels, or if there will be standability issues and yield loss at harvest due to diseases in the stalk and the ear. In many areas, there has been standing water in fields this year due [...]

2019-01-15T22:45:21+00:00September 1st, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Crop Disease, Growing Corn (Maize), Integrated Pest Management|Tags: , |