Agronomy Update:  Fallow Syndrome by Chris Adams, CCA

Agronomy Update: Fallow Syndrome by Chris Adams, CCA

Record numbers of acres went to preventative planting after the challenging spring of 2019, and fallow syndrome is a concern if nothing was grown on these acres.  The following is a description of fallow syndrome by the University of Minnesota Extension, “When there’s...
Summer Scouting in East Central Iowa

Summer Scouting in East Central Iowa

Kyle Strohbehn and I checked a lot of corn fields and plots last week in Blackhawk and Grundy Counties. We found minor instances of Common Rust pustules and Anthracnose Leaf Blight, both of which are not concerning at this time. We also evaluated the number of leaves...
Seed Decay and Seedling Blights

Seed Decay and Seedling Blights

Yesterday, I checked eight corn fields in north-central Missouri and south-central Iowa with emergence and stand issues. All of these fields were planted on either May 16th or 17th. While most of the emerged plants appeared to be healthy, rotted seeds were found in...
Late Planted Corn Tips & Considerations

Late Planted Corn Tips & Considerations

Focus on the things that we can control including these practices: Maintain normal planting depth, no shallower than 2” Research suggests normal planting populations Certainly, we’ve lost part of any applied nitrogen, in-season N management will be crucial for yield...