Soybean Aphids

While small in size, the yellow-green aphid can cause colossal damage to soybeans. They remove plant sap with their piercing mouths and can cause reduced pod and/or seed counts. Effective management of these pests requires thorough field scouting. What you’ll learn: • When aphids are most likely to grow in population • What damage aphids…

Common Soybean Fungal Diseases

Wet weather and moist soil conditions create a perfect environment for fungal diseases. Proper and regular scouting is vitally important to maintain the health of your customer’s soybean crop. But, proper identification of common fungal diseases is not an easy task. Accuracy counts as treatment of the various diseases can differ. What you’ll learn: •…

Corn Leaf Diseases

For your customer, properly identifying corn leaf disease isn’t easy, since many of them look very similar. In some cases, a sample might need to be sent to a laboratory so they might be able to diagnose the disease correctly with the help of a microscope. What you’ll learn: • What to look for when…

Corn Replanting Decisions

Many different factors can cause reduced corn stands. To ensure a more successful crop, there are steps that can be taken which will increase the chances of a better yield and a more profitable season. The most important step however, is the decision whether or not to replant at all. What you’ll learn: • How…

Soybean Replanting Decisions

Planting a poor seedbed and planter adjustment problems can be factors contributing to poor soybean stands. However, there are plenty of things, which can be done to increase the chances of a healthy yield of soybeans this season. What you’ll learn: • How to properly evaluate the existing stand • How to manage to yield…

Early Season Insects of Corn

Dealing with early season insects is something that should be on your customers’ minds. These destructive insects feed on seeds and seedlings, which injure plants and lead to potential yield loss. What you’ll learn: • What types of insects growers need to look for • Timing and management approach • Methods of sampling the soil…

Optimized Soybean Emergence and Growth

By utilizing best practices, your customers can increase potential soybean yields. Additional important contributors to potential higher yields are soil fertility, weed control and proper seed treatment. What you’ll learn: • How weather and temperature affect germination • How and when to plant the seeds • Other treatments of seeds that can improve quality and…

Stripe Rust in Kansas

KSU Agronomy eUpdate Special Edition: Stripe rust alert Stripe rust has been found in several fields of wheat in southeast , south central, and north central Kansas. Given the forecast of cool and relatively wet conditions for the next seven days, this is a potentially significant situation for fields anywhere in Kansas planted to varieties…

Maximizing Yield Potential Of Soybean

Maximizing Yield Potential Of Soybean There are many things to look in to when trying to reach a higher soybean yield. Yield potential is mostly determined by genetics, so it’s important to pick soybeans that perform well over all. While the right traits have a high importance, there are also other factors that help maximize…

Maximizing Glyphosate Efficacy

Maximizing Glyphosate Efficacy For Glyphosate to reach its highest capacity it’s important to understand various factors that can affect the herbicide. While environmental factors are important, weed size and species should also be considered at application of Roundup Agricultural Herbicides. What you’ll learn: • Why using the full label rate of Roundup impacts effectiveness. •…