Category Archives: Corn

Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 27, 2015
CORN AND SOYBEANS LOOK GOOD

Despite higher than normal temperatures across much of the state, crops were reported to be in mostly good to excellent condition. Between scattered showers, farmers applied herbicides to combat late season weeds. A few grain sorghum producers reported problems with worms. Rains have kept grass growing, aiding pasture conditions. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 26 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on July 20, 2015
SOME CROPS STILL UNDER WATER WHILE OTHER AREAS NEED RAIN

Even though some crops are under water from previous floods in the Delta area, topsoil moisture showed a 12 percent increase in the short category statewide and subsoil moisture increased 7 percent in the same category. Even so, most crops are in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 19 15.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on July 13, 2015
FLOOD WATERS STILL PRESENT; DELAYING CROP TREATMENTS

Producers along the Delta are still battling flood waters, hoping they will recede soon and allow them to reapply herbicides and fight weeds. There is very little wheat left to be harvested. Rains in other parts of the state have improved corn, cattle, and pasture conditions. However, pinkeye continues to be a challenge. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 12 15.

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Corn Borers in Corn

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

This is mostly a repeat of an article from last year and is intended as a reminder not to overlook corn borers, especially southwestern corn borer, in non-Bt corn. The second generation moth flight is starting. Overall moth catches have been low (click here for moth trapping data), but corn borer infestations can be Continue reading

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on July 6, 2015
DELTA FARMERS EXPERIENCE FLOODING

Some farmers along the Mississippi River dealt with flooding issues as the river rose. Widespread rains brought much needed moisture to the rest of the state. The heaviest of these rains have diluted applied herbicides, forcing many soybean producers to concentrate on weed control. Continue reading at Crop Progress 7 5 15.

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Moth Trapping Reminder

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist Comments Off

Just a reminder that weekly moth trap catches in pheromone traps can be accessed by clicking on “Moth Trapping Data” under Quick Links on the left menu of our news site. This includes catches of bollworm (corn earworm), tobacco budworm, and southwestern corn borer. There is nothing exciting to report at this time, but be on a lookout for a spike in southwestern corn borer catches over the next two weeks. Over the past several years, this has occurred sometime between late June and mid July.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

SPOTTY RAINS PREVALENT ACROSS THE STATE

Depending on where you were in any given county, you either looked to the sky in hopes of a rain shower or wished the rain would stop.  In most cases, however, producers were in hopes of rain.  Crops are beginning to show signs of stress in some areas due to the lack of rain. Continue reading at Crop Progress 6 29 15.

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