With tight profit margins, and other issues affecting farm profitability, some producers that use iLeVO for helping manage sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybeans have decided to skip including base fungicide treatments in an effort to save money, according to the University of Illinois Extension.
Most Midwest producers are behind in getting corn and soybeans into the ground this year as a result of persistent rains and cool temperatures. The University of Illinois takes a look at what this might mean for some of the common field crop diseases.
In search of higher yields, many producers aim to plant soybeans early in the season. When considering this practice, there are two diseases to be mindful of: Sudden death syndrome (SDS) and Pythium root rot (PRR).
Simply planting SCN varieties said to be resistant is no longer an effective solution to the problem, and areas with high levels of both SDS and SCN need to managed simultaneously, says Purdue University Extension.
Lewis Krueger, CEO of Cross Slot No-Till Systems in Appleton, WIs., talks about the unique seed delivery mechanism of the Cross Slot drill, how the gangs can be raised and lowered for different row spacing options, and some design and production changes that are in the works now that these machines are being made in the U.S.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.