The large rain event over the weekend really was needed and from a weed control perspective greatly helped activate PRE applied herbicides. Unfortunately, the long dry spell before that allowed a lot of weed escapes in some fields and managing them has become a concern. Continue reading
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
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.
Dry weather has already plagued some parts of the state. We do have some likely rains in the forecast, but for those who miss rain once again this weekend and are thinking about turning on the irrigators, included are some basic irrigation amounts for corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. Continue reading
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
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.
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.
Ryegrass surviving glyphosate burndown continues to be a common call the last few days. Continue reading