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What Is The Cost Of Saving Your Own Wheat Seed?

Many producers plan on saving back some wheat for seed.  This is partially a cost saving decision.  But the question is whether it truly is cheaper to save your own seed vs buying certified seed. Starting with a good quality clean seed at planting is one of the most important things we do.  We very [...]

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 [...]

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: , |

Winter Wheat Management

As wheat harvest is wrapping up over a good portion of the country, “it’s not too early to start thinking about your wheat seed needs for this fall,” states Dwight Koops, Crop Quest President.  In some areas there may be shortages of seed wheat due to adverse growing conditions this past season over the High [...]