Continued dryness and insect pressure were top concerns for Minnesota farmers last week. USDA’s latest crop report says 64 percent of topsoil and 61 percent of subsoil moisture is rated short to very short. Corn is developing a little faster than normal with 72 percent... Read More.
An agronomist with Beck’s says growers could see additional insect pressure because of mild winter weather conditions. Travis Coleman covers southern Indiana. “We’ve seen some flights of army worm and black cutworm that are already a bit above normal,” he says. He says scouting for... Read More.
Signs of insect feeding are present in corn fields across the Midwest this fall. Tim O’Brien is a traits product manager for Syngenta and says this is a good time for farmers to check ears and other parts of the plant to see how pest... Read More.
Late season disease and insect pressure is emerging in parts of the Upper Midwest. Rick Swenson with Peterson Farms Seed says aphids are a problem along the western side of Minnesota. “A lot of fields getting sprayed on the Minnesota side. Some on the South... Read More.
Michigan farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week. USDA’s Marlo Johnson says there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork with warm and windy conditions around much of the state. About half of the corn and soybean crops are... Read More.