Items Tagged with 'pest control'


[Podcast] Strategies for Protecting Corn Against Yield-Robbing Western Bean Cutworm

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Ohio State University field crops specialist Kelley Tilmon to discuss the rise of Bt resistant Western bean cutworm.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., we welcome Ohio State University field crops specialist Kelley Tilmon to discuss the rise of Bt resistant Western bean cutworm.
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8 Areas To Focus On For Higher Wheat Yields

Residue management, proper seeding rates, timely nitrogen applications and scouting for diseases are some of the keys to pushing no-till wheat yields to worthwhile levels
From the Pacific Northwest to the Great Plains to the Eastern Corn Belt, no-tillers John Aeschliman, Dan Forgey, Allen Dean and Romey Bardwell grow different varieties of dryland wheat in different soils in areas receiving vastly different amounts of rain.
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No-Till Cover Crops Hedge Against Drought

Not only can cover crops planted in no-till fields fix nitrogen in the short term, they can also reduce soil erosion and mitigate the effects of drought in the long term, says a Natural Resource Conservation Service agronomist.
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Getting No-Till Soybean Pests Under Control

No-tillers are looking for the latest technology to help push up soybean yields.
With an emphasis on growing fewer soybean acres due to this year's move toward more continuous corn, no-tillers are looking for new ways to boost soybean yields. And attendees at last winter's 15th annual National No-Tillage Conference learned that a number of new pesticide developments can definitely help in the control of insects, diseases and weeds.
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Secrets Spell Sorghum Success

This Kansas no-tiller credits early planting, timely rains and insect protection with earning last year’s national grain sorghum yield title.
What started out as an experiment with no-till grain sorghum has led Benedict, Kan., farmer Jerry Guenther to national prominence as one of the country’s top-yielding grain sorghum producers.
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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet in Pest Control - Fred Whitford - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download


When it comes to spraying pesticides, think of the pest as the bull’s-eye on a target. The application will get the highest scores when the right rate of the pesticide is delivered directly to the center of the bull’s-eye. But if the relationships between water, the leaf surface and pesticide are off or if the applicator has poor equipment, the application won’t likely be on target. Fred Whitford shares how using adjuvants can help redirect those spray droplets back to the “bulls-eye,” even if the application was marginally acceptable. The clinical engagement professor for the Purdue Pesticide Programs explains how adjuvants can improve the biological performance of the pesticide.


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