Planning for a High-Yield Season
Maximizing potential starts long before harvest. Through thoughtful agronomic planning and a proactive approach to weed, disease and pest control, Midwest and Northern growers can achieve higher yields and maximize profits.
Seed selection is one of the most important management decisions growers make. The right corn hybrid or soybean seed variety can have a drastic impact on yield and profit potential. By reviewing variety trial results, growers can choose the defensive packages and traits that can help them succeed in the next crop year.
Proper weed management is just as crucial. When a particular weed management practice is working well and is economically attractive, it is tempting to continue with it, even though growers know this significantly increases selection pressure and can lead to resistance. However, proactive, successful weed management happens across multiple growing seasons and requires planning to stay ahead of resistance.
Crops must survive a number of disease threats throughout the season, from gray leaf spot in corn to frogeye leaf spot in soy. Management is achieved through an integrated approach of best management practices, including the use of fungicides and seed treatments.
By carefully selecting corn hybrids or soybean seeds and adopting proactive, long-term approaches to weed and disease management, Midwest and Northern growers can increase crop potential, no matter what comes their way.
For as long as growers have battled weeds in their fields, weeds have fought back. Alongside tried-and-true BMPs, new research points to tankmixing SOAs as a way to significantly reduce the risk of resistance.
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Broadleaf weeds compete with crops for water, light, space and nutrients, all factors that can reduce yields.
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Think it's too early to think about your fungicide applications? Think again. Get ahead of frogeye leaf spot, white mold and brown spot this season and protect your yields.
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One of the biggest broadleaf weed problems growers across the country face is the pigweed family: spiny, smooth and redroot pigweed; Palmer amaranth; waterhemp; and several other species.
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Protect your beans from the likes of frogeye leaf spot, white mold and Sudden Death Syndrome with this helpful scouting and management guide.
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