Agronomy News

Fusarium Ear Rot Causing Fumonisin Contamination in Corn

Given the wet weather as of late, we may start seeing ear rots and molds. As we get into grain harvest, I am seeing molds and rots similar to a few years ago when we experienced mycotoxin issues due to the wet fall weather. If you are seeing these issues, you’re not the only one. Check out this article detailing Fusarium ear rot and the issues it may cause.

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A Great Wheat Plot Begins At Planting

As we progress into silage harvest, wheat season is going to quickly approach. The best way to ensure a successful crop starts at planting. If we do the basics right, the wheat crop in the spring will be off to a
good start.

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Armyworm Invasion

Over the last two weeks, reports of Fall Armyworm activity in Pennsylvania have been on the rise, with reports of severe injury in some cases.

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Alfalfa Weevil Damage

Several alfalfa stands in the Northeast have shown signs of insect feeding on the leaves. Some farmers noticed that their fields were beginning to look brown, and showing little or no signs of regrowth following first cutting. After scouting the fields, it was easy to determine the presence of alfalfa weevil and some heavy feeding on the alfalfa stands which were causing setbacks in regrowth.

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Early Season Corn Pests

As we begin to get crops in the ground and start to keep a closer eye on the fields, it is best to keep in mind the early season pests that might present themselves. Scouting fields early in the season is key to ensuring healthy stands, here are a few pests to keep an eye out for that may impact overall stands.

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Early Planted Soybean Considerations

Early season planting of soybeans has become more popular as the spring weather becomes more welcoming. When evaluating or not early planting will pay off, there are a few things that should be considered.

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Dusty Black Corn

Growers across the region have made comments of their combines being covered in “black dust” while harvesting their corn fields. It wasn’t until the second half of October, when the rains began to set in, that these observations started to arise.

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Seeing Corn Ear Drop?

It seems that many fields across the country have been experiencing ear drop issues. Recognizing that it is not an issue with any one brand or variety, specifically is important. Collectively across brands, there have been issues with ears on the ground prior to or during harvest. This not only indicates yield loss and causes unneeded frustration, but it could lead to unwanted volunteer corn in the field next year.

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SEEDWAY Hybrids Perform In F.I.R.S.T Trials

New for 2020 SEEDWAY entered the Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (F.I.R.S.T) Variety Trials to see how our silage hybrids stacked up against the competition and we were not disappointed! Tested in 3 replicates at 4 locations for 2 independent regions, F.I.R.S.T silage trials provide yield and quality for many seed companies within the region.

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Prussic Acid Potentials

Concerned About Prussic Acid Potentials This Fall? Follow These Guidelines From Scott Rushe, SEEDWAY Forage Market Development Manager

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