Category Archives: Soybean

A Few Comments on Slugs

Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist No Comments

This is a rerun of an article from last year in response to several calls about slugs in cotton and soybean.  No-till, high residue, and mysterious holes in leaves should make you think slugs. They will be hiding under debris during the day. Please read below if this rings a bell! Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on May 18, 2015
RAINS NOW HOPED FOR

The rains that kept producers out of the fields for weeks would now be welcome as soil starts to dry out. A good general shower would help with crop development. The dry weather did allow corn producers to come within 7 points of getting their entire crop planted. Winter wheat is in mostly in good to excellent condition. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 18 15.

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Management of Palmer Amaranth in Non-Activated PRE Herbicide Situations

Author: Larry Steckel, Extension Weed Specialist No Comments

As anticipated the dry conditions that we experienced last week and that continue through today are not activating pre applied herbicides.  Reports of Palmer amaranth already 1 to 2” tall with emerging crops appears to be common.  How to proceed from here on weed management depends upon the crop as well as the herbicide tolerant trait in the crop. Continue reading

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on May 11, 2015

PLANTING PROGRESS MAKES HUGE STRIDES

Weather this past week brought producers great relief in the ability to get their crops in the ground. Corn planting surpassed the 5-year average while soybeans and cotton both made great planting progress. Producers continued to cut hay. There were 6.7 days suitable for field work last week. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 11 15.

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Crop Progress

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

As reported by NASS on May 4, 2015

DRIER CONDITIONS ALLOW FARMERS BACK INTO FIELDS

 A mostly rain-free week allowed fields to dry out to the point that field work could resume all across the state. Corn farmers made great strides in planting and some early crop soybeans were also planted. Hay producers began the first cutting of hay. Continue reading at Crop Progress 5 4 15.

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