Crop Protection

New Growing Season Brings More Protection For Soybeans

The list of options grows as no-tillers face the threat of Asian rust on top of the usual diseases, weeds and insects.
A NUMBER OF NEW products and Section 18 exemptions from the Environmental Protection Agency for the use of fungicides against Asian soybean rust means more options for no-tillers looking to protect their soybeans. Here’s a company by company rundown of the products no-tillers can add to their list of choices.
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More Chemical Options Available For No-Till Corn

Manufacturers continue to evolve and expand their product offerings to control weeds and diseases, and suggest steps to avoid glyphosate resistance.
No-tillers can choose from a number of corn herbicides and fungicides that have become available since the last growing season. The new products for this year, listed by manufacturer, include:<
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Western Bean Cutworm On The Rise

This pest continues to cause serious economic damage, is moving east in the Corn Belt and may be here to stay.
Whether it’s flooding, drought, wind or bugs, there are always plenty of obstacles standing between no-till corn producers and that elusive bumper crop. Recently, western bean cutworm has emerged as one of those obstacles for some Corn Belt producers.
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Spraying Late Is Costly

You’ll sometimes have less than a day to make a timely herbicide application — at a time when it may interfere with other essential no-till work.
When it comes to effective weed control, timing is always critical. But it is particularly important when you are using a total post program since dead weeds with late spraying can still trim your yields.
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Get After Those Rodents

While driving along Interstate 39 from Bloomington to Rockford, Ill., last fall, John Pickle Jr. conducted a windshield survey based on looking at the four outside rows in corn fields that were running parallel to the highway. His quick and easy visual survey indicated that 60 percent of the corn fields had rodent damage.
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Seed Trait Development Is Hot Item

With today’s emphasis by seed and chemical companies on development of complete crop packages, herbicide development is taking a back seat.
With growers needing to find new ways to take U.S. yields to a higher level to compete with other countries, Rob Neill says increased emphasis needs to be placed on seed treatments, shifting resources to development of new seed traits and developing new pest control compounds.
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