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May, 2022


Potatoes: Managing High Yields with a Less Than Ideal Start to the Growing Season

Posted by Jeff Gilder, Agronomist on May 31, 2022

The 2022 growing season has gotten off to a slow start. Wet conditions and cold soil have delayed planting and emergence in most of our market areas. We tend to think of this as only a corn and soybean issue, but potato planting has also been impacted. As with [...]

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Tar spot & Yields: Protect With Fungicides, Maximize With Foliar Fertilizers

Posted on May 24, 2022

Tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was first confirmed in the United States in 2015. Tar spot appears as raised, black, circular spots on the top side of corn leaves (Figure 1). Figure 1. (Photo Credit: Tiffanna Ross, Purdue) In 2021, tar spot was confirmed in several states including [...]

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Agronomy Update

Posted on May 13, 2022

When building an effective foliar program, there are different objectives to target throughout the season: 1) encourage plant health, 2) defeat nutrient [...]

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May Organics Update

Posted by Sierra Dice, Organic Agronomy Consultant on May 9, 2022

As we move into May during a delayed planting season, a good topic of discussion is your organic starter options. Whether you are using liquid starter or dry, these nutrients are important to ensure a successful 2022 crop season. Even as we move into warmer weather, starter fertilizers still impact yield [...]

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Update from the Field: Ready, Set, …

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on May 5, 2022

As soil temperatures stretch above 50°F, growers are itching to begin planting. Unfortunately, recent rain events and saturated soils [...]

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