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Sugarcane Aphid Alert

As we head toward the latter part of July, sugarcane aphids have been detected in numerous counties in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle regions and are rapidly working their way north. Crop Quest Agronomists in the Dumas, Texas areas have reported seeing this pest show up as well. Why are we seeing signs of this invasive [...]

2019-01-11T22:28:10+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Crop Insects, Growing Grain Sorghum (Milo)|Tags: , |

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: , |

Insect Resistance in Alfalfa

Weed and insect resistance to different kinds of pesticides continues to be a hot topic in agriculture. Most of us are aware of the resistance of glyphosate to a handful of common weeds.  About six years ago we started to see resistance on the alfalfa weevil with commonly used pyrethroid insecticides in alfalfa. Since then, [...]

Sugarcane Aphids

This past season, sugarcane aphids (also known as white sugarcane aphids) have migrated as far north as Oklahoma and Kansas. They have caused crop damage in some grain sorghum fields. Like other aphids, sugarcane aphids are a sucking pest, which can discolor and desiccate leaf tissue. They also deposit a thick honeydew like substance on [...]

Improve Winter Wheat Stands with Seed Treatments

Winter wheat planting time is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to evaluate your seed supply for its quality. Having seed cleaned to eliminate the light test weight kernels is a good idea. If the germination rate is low (less than 90%) you may want to use a seed treatment to increase the survivability rate [...]

2019-01-15T22:45:20+00:00September 1st, 2015|Categories: Agronomic, Crop Insects, Growing Wheat, Integrated Pest Management|Tags: , , |

Avoiding Insect And Weed Issues In Soybeans

Soybeans are a great option for producers to utilize in rotation.  Soybeans are not only good for the soil, they are also a good option to clean up fields for other crops in a rotation situation. To avoid weed pressure concerns, producers in Northeast Kansas tend to practice preventive treatments in the fall and early [...]

Management is Key to Canola Production

Canola can be a viable alternative to growing wheat in certain parts of our trade area.  “Canola provides an option for weed control in wheat ground,” emphasizes Howard Bartel, Crop Quest Agronomist in the Weatherford, OK area. Most canola planted is Roundup Ready which provides a great tool to help eliminate weeds dominating wheat fields.  [...]

2019-01-15T22:48:22+00:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Agronomic, Crop Fertilizers, Crop Insects, Growing Canola|Tags: |