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With companies offering different packages of transgenic traits to protect against insects and herbicides, the choices can become confusing.
With supply chain issues involving many aspects of production ag these days, some are asking if it is wise to purchase bulk inventory of herbi…
Farmers are exposed to a wide variety of respiratory hazards on the farm from vapors and mold to dust and gases.
Insecticides are the last resort for pests in no-till corn, she said. A spray is called for only when the economic loss of crop damage looks like it’s going to exceed the cost of an insecticide application. The only way to figure that out, she said, is to know what’s in the field. Scouting is the best way to do that.
During the past week or so, Extension entomologist John Tooker reported an increase in calls asking about the potential yield effects of insect pests feeding on maturing soybean plants. This is particularly a concern for the soybeans in growth stages R5 plants or later.
With the recent rainy weather, first cutting alfalfa harvest has been disrupted. Some areas of the state are still waiting to harvest, while others have regrowth of what will be the second cutting.