Knowing key pests is just the first step; developing an insect-management strategy for crops based on scouting, use of crop rotation and field history are critical next steps that enable you to choose the right product for the job.
While off-target dicamba injury to soybean has dominated the news the past year, it is important to recognize that dicamba is not the only Group 4 herbicide (HG4) capable of injuring soybean. HG4 products can induce plant responses at lower doses than most other herbicide groups.
Depending on the year, corn crop typically enters the critical flowering stages of pollen shed and silk emergence sometime between late June to late July. Success or failure during this period of the corn plant’s life greatly influences the potential grain yield at harvest time.
If it's induced by environmental conditions, the yellow or purple appearance should turn green after a few sunny days with temperatures above 70 F. If plants remain yellow, then closer inspection and assessment is needed.
Known as a proving ground and innovation showcase for consumer technology, the annual Consumer Electronics Show draws an international crowd seeking the latest in technological breakthroughs. John Deere established ag as a player at the the 2019 show and Joel Dawson, director, production and precision ag, explains the manufacturer's motivation and takeaways from the event.
Farmers and ag professionals from around the state are coming together again to share and learn about all things cover crops at the Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference being held Feb. 19-20, 2019 in Stevens Point, Wis.
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.