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User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

Corn (maize) managment pocket guides for sub- and tropical areas?

 
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Does anyone on the Top Yield network know of useful corn (maize) management "pocket" type guides for sub- and tropical areas?

Factors such as growth and development and insect, disease, and soil fertility scouting in pocket guide form -- such as we have available for North Ameri…

Ag PhD

 
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Newer Crop Protection Products

Are you using or recommending any newer products this year due to supply constraints of glyphosate, glufosinate or 2,4-D?

 

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2730
  • Boone County, IN

A Word of Caution for Navel Orangeworm Winter Orchard Sanitation

 
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I saw this video from California Ag Net about the importance of winter sanitation in almond orchards and the damage that can be caused by shaking younger trees.  Knocking mummies down by hand seems to be cost prohibitive but shaking younger trees can cause permanent damage.  …

User Picture Eduardo Moncayo
  • 220
  • Palm Beach, Florida

SUGARCANE BORER PEST

 
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There is a pest that makes a lot of damage to sugarcane. That is the Sugarcane Borer. It is very similar to the Corn Borer. The main damage is done when it is a worm and it eats through the new sprouts coming out. This can really affect plant population and therefore affect yiel…

User Picture Darcie Gallagher
  • 430
  • Jefferson County, Nebraska

Fungicide Applications

 
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Last week I took vacation time and went back to my hometown and helped my family with harvest. More times than I can count, my dad raved about the fungicide and insecticide applications made July through August on corn and soybeans. For what is considered a minimal disease press…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2310
  • Polk County, Iowa

What’s on Your Seed?

 
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It can be a mystery to know what has been applied to seed with the growing abundance of insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and plant growth regulators applied as coatings.

I was pleased to learn recently that University of Wisconsin extension scientists Damon Smith and Richar…

User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2950
  • Delmar, Iowa

Corn Rootworm Issues

 
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How many of you have had issues with excessive rootworm feeding this year. Did you use rootworm traiter corn or granular insecticide or both?

User Picture Mary Pat Sass
  • 1650
  • McHenry County, Illinois

Any thoughts on biological pesticides?

 
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I saw this company for the first time today and was interested in the products they're creating for weed, disease, and pest control from microbial gene sequencing.  Looks like pretty scientific stuff, but I'm wondering your thoughts on products like these and whether or not they…

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2730
  • Boone County, IN

Expect More Corn Rootworm Problems This Season - Effective Scouting Techniques?

 
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What's your risk from corn rootworms? Assess by scouting and join the MN  Rootworm Survey Project

It appears that corn rootworm pressure will be a problem this year according to a recent Agweb article.  This is a topic that I've been thinking a lot about at specifically around how  to best scout for adult beetles in the summer.  I've seen a few different methods, setting up…

User Picture Sean McMahon
  • 3465
  • Dallas County, Iowa

New video on 'Conservation Agronomist' positions helping the Ag Retail sector to deliver more conservation to farmer customers

 
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Learn more about how the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and the Ag Retail sector are partnering to drive adoption of conservation practices through new 'Conservation Agronomist' positions.

Open the following link to see the video from the Iowa Soybean …