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May, 2018


Update from the Field: Get a Head Start on Head Blight

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on May 30, 2018

The recent wet weather is not only playing havoc on planting crops, the high moisture is fueling fungal spores that can damage existing crops. There are two main diseases to watch for right now: Fusarium head blight (or head scab) and Anthracnose. 

Depending on the region, [...]

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Update from the Field: Don’t Let Residue Pin You Down

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on May 21, 2018

As little corn seedlings start emerging from the soil, some corn plants seem to be coming out of the ground faster than others. Last week, I was called out to investigate a no-till corn field with uneven emergence. The field in question had plants two inches tall next to [...]

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Update from the Field: Corn-fused

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on May 15, 2018

The most important pass a farmer can make across the field is the planting pass, but success does not stop with one single event. Plant spacing and emergence timing are critical in yield determination and there are many factors that must occur to achieve uniform spacing and emergence. The [...]

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Agronomy Update May 2018

Posted on May 8, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

This last month I had the opportunity to travel to North Platte, Nebraska.  North Platte is the home to West Central Research and Extension Center for the University of Nebraska.  This research facility is utilized by Dr. Greg Kruger, an [...]

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Update from the Field: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on May 8, 2018

We had a good ten days of decent planting conditions before the rain shut everything down.  Now I sit here looking out of my office window, pondering how much rain we will get and when we will get back on these water logged fields.  As the great [...]

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Update from the Field: Committed to Excellence

Posted by David Dyson, Agronomist on May 1, 2018

This last month I had the opportunity to travel to North Platte, Nebraska.  One might ask why I would visit North Platte, Nebraska.  Could it be to tour the fourth largest cattle lot, the world’s largest rail road yard, or maybe to see the [...]

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