Much of our corn took a long while to emerge, and there has been opportunity for cutworms to infest fields since planting. Hence, make sure to scout for cutworm injury while checking stands. UT recommends treating for cutworms in corn when 5% or more of plants are injured or when you find 2 or more larvae per 100 plants. Synthetic pyrethroids are generally used to control infestations. Recommended insecticides and rates are listed here.
We can finally say that corn is ‘up’ this week, although in some areas, plants are still slow to spike. Continue reading
It is my understanding that applicators when they apply Engenia or XtendiMax must have on hand a copy of the 24c label for those herbicides. A hard copy is preferred. Baring that a downloaded copy on to your Ipad, tablet or phone would be better than nothing. Trying to down load a copy on to your phone as the TDA inspector pulls into your field is not recommended. The links so you can down load, print a copy and read before you go spray is:
Palmer amaranth started emerging in West Tennessee just over the past few days. The first pigweed I noticed emerging was on April 30. This late emergence is very different from past springs. Continue reading
Clearly, one weed many have had trouble with in 2018 is ryegrass. Questions began months ago and continue today. Questions have ranged from tactics to burn ryegrass down before planting to how to control it in a standing corn crop. What has become abundantly clear is that glyphosate is no longer an effective burn down option for ryegrass. Continue reading
A number of questions have come in over the past several days on how best to destroy a partial stand of corn and replant back to corn. Apparently there will be several corn fields that will have to be replanted. Continue reading
With continued wet weather, growers are sharing concerns about how rains may have impacted pre-plant or at-plant nitrogen in fields designated for corn. Continue reading
Wet weather this week is giving us time to formulate a plan to work with what is turning out to be a delayed planting year for corn. Continue reading