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Wheat Growers Insights for Field and Farm

Yellow Corn - Rapid Growth Syndrome

I have received several calls on this in the past couple days. We are seeing a lot of fields around the country with random pale green to yellow plants scattered across the field. Of course we could think of micronutrients, but those generally show a show as striped corn leaves or portions of leaves being yellow. Some corn varieties also have
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OATS - Does it Need a Fungicide as Well?

OATS - Does it Need a Fungicide as Well?
Yes, it can. Oats gets a “leaf” rust, called crown rust. Crown rust runs its life cycle between oats and the buckthorn shrub. Buckthorn in the area is absolutely yellow/orange right now with pustules of crown rust. There are several fungicide registered for oats,
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Wheat Scab Fungicides

To Spray or Not:
This is a no-brainer- ABSUOLUTELY SPRAY! We are relatively wet and humid, and with the warm weather upcoming, a scab fungicide is absolutely needed and will ACROSS THE BOARD pay for itself- both in yield, Fusarium damaged kernels and in vomitoxin control.

Products:
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Improper Downforce and Planting Depth

Maintaining a planter and making sure you have proper downforce is essential to placing seeds at the proper depth.
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Snow and Emerging Crops

Wow! What a crazy weekend of weather- great rainfall, but did it really have to snow? And also do keep the folks in the Delmont area in our thoughts.

To the business for the day, I have had several calls and notes today concerned with the effects of snow on emerged wheat and other crops. Here are my thoughts:

Generally,
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