Agronomy News

Agronomy Notes for the week ending June 17, 2017
6/23/2017
Agronomy Notes for the week ending June 17, 2017
We have again instituted a more regimented tissue sampling program to help find more holes or areas in which we can improve in our nutrient management program.
CFS Customer awarded Innovation Grant from MN Corn Growers Assoc.
6/19/2017
CFS Customer awarded Innovation Grant from MN Corn Growers Assoc.
Ahrens’ nitrogen use decreased 25 percent, helping minimize environmental impacts and the impact on his bottom line.
Agronomy Notes for the week ending June 10, 2017
6/15/2017
Agronomy Notes for the week ending June 10, 2017
In my experience, it is more probable to have an insects issue, followed by a disease concern, than to have a disease concern followed by insects.
GDU's and Growth Stages, Nitrate and Tissue Sampling, Nitrogen levels in the soil
6/12/2017
GDU's and Growth Stages, Nitrate and Tissue Sampling, Nitrogen levels in the soil
Fields that are especially concerning are ones that are relying solely on a manure application for the crops total season nutrient needs.
Rootless Corn or Floppy Corn Syndrome
6/12/2017
Rootless Corn or Floppy Corn Syndrome
With Rootless corn the Nodal root system doesn’t develop due to, sidewall compaction, open seed trench/furrow, or soil that is to hot and or dry.
CFS Agronomists contribute to U of MN Ext. article on Black Cutworm
6/9/2017
CFS Agronomists contribute to U of MN Ext. article on Black Cutworm
Bruce indicated in this report as well as conversation that fields that were not tilled prior to April 29th are more subject to potential cutworm activity.
Agronomy Notes for the weeks ending May 27th and June 3, 2017
6/9/2017
Agronomy Notes for the weeks ending May 27th and June 3, 2017
Corn plant development ranges from just germinating for corn that was planted or replanted on June 2, to V4 (collar on fourth leaf) for corn planted in early to mid-April.
Cut Worms and Army Worms, Two for Tuesday
6/6/2017
Cut Worms and Army Worms, Two for Tuesday
Yesterday in two separate locations we found what we believe to be Armyworm feeding in cover crops and will be treating those areas today.
Answer Plot reminder tomorrow in Truman, Rainfall amounts and Growth Stages by GDU
6/5/2017
Answer Plot reminder tomorrow in Truman, Rainfall amounts and Growth Stages by GDU
Just a reminder of the Answer Plot tomorrow June 6th in Truman.
Growing Degree Units (GDU's), Yellow plants, Spraying Considerations.
5/25/2017
Growing Degree Units (GDU's), Yellow plants, Spraying Considerations.
On some of the old Herbicide labels it stated that if temperatures dropped below 50°F for more than 10 hours you were to wait 48 hours from the time the temperatures increased to 50°F until you started spraying again.