Managing Nematodes in Corn

Nematode feeding is often hard to detect. Often it can be misidentified as herbicide injury, soil compaction, sandy soils, and other problems. There are many things your customers can do in the growing season or shortly after harvest that can help identify and properly treat nematodes to halt their yield robbing progress.

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Nitrogen Availibility This Spring

Nitrogen is an integral nutrient when it comes to plant health. Crops find it both in the soil and through fertilizers applied in early spring. Unfortunately, nitrogen is susceptible to loss via ammonia volatilization, nitrate leeching and denitrification. Rainfall, soil types and fertilizer application play a roll in how much of your nitrogen investment gets…

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Managing Soybean Cyst Nematodes

While many pests threaten soybean yields, none are so devastating in the United States as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). To keep SCN at bay, regular soil root examinations and soil assays are necessary. Once this pest sets in, there is no getting rid of it. Management practices may be taken, however, to help reduce…

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Controlling Volunteer Corn After Harvest

Depending on your customer’s schedule, some kernels lost during harvest may still germinate in fall. It’s best to address these volunteer corn plants while they’re small so they don’t affect yields during the next growing season. What you’ll learn: • Various control options to consider to manage volunteer corn in specific fields. • How to…

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Fall Burndown Prior to Planting Soybeans

Weed management is often more difficult in the spring due to weed sizes and weather conditions, so your customer’s operation may benefit from a fall burndown. It’s more than just a time-saver—a fall burndown has additional benefits for soybean fields. What you’ll learn: • Which fields and weed populations are ideal for a fall burndown…

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Interpreting Yield Results – Data Variability and Accumulation

Reading and interpreting yield performance is an important exercise that helps shape how to perform better in the future. It is important to note the role environmental factors play in outcomes. Even the most superior seed products will not produce the highest yields in every location. What you’ll learn: • How to read variability via…

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Soybean Green Stem Syndrome and Pod Shatter

Rows and rows of perfect plants. It’s the goal come harvest time, but it’s not always the case. Green stem syndrome can occur in soybeans. While the rest of the plant nears maturation, the stem remains green causing challenges during harvest. Drought-induced pod shatter is another culprit when it comes to imperfect harvests. And pre-harvest…

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Combating Corn Diseases

Anthracnose in corn crops can manifest itself as leaf blight, top die-back, or stalk rot. These diseases affect yields, interrupt grain fill leading to harvest complications and potential grain loss. But, there are steps your customers can take to identify and treat the disease. What you’ll learn: • Symptoms • How Anthracnose disease develops •…

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Fall Harvest and Higher Weed Concentrations

In autumn, weather conditions can lead to incomplete and untimely herbicide treatment. Having a plan prior to harvest and implementing best practices can reduce the spread of hard-to-control weeds in your customers crops. What you’ll learn: • How to spot weedy fields and dense weedy areas • Order of harvesting fields • How to clean…

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