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The 4 R’s of Potassium

Potassium (K) is an essential plant macronutrient taken up in large quantities, like nitrogen. In plants, K does not become part of complex organic molecules. It moves as a free ion and performs many functions. Plants that are supplied with adequate K are better able to withstand stress, insect damage, and many plant diseases compared […]

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Did You Use Insecticide at Planting? If not, Here’s Why You Need to Next Year

Using insecticides at planting is a gamble, they can be expensive and some years they won’t pay off, but when they do pay off they pay off big. Yield increases with the addition of in-furrow insecticides are a result of adding another level of protection and keeping plant healthier. Healthy plants with even emergence and […]

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Pythium damping-off exhibiting a typical brownish water-soaked lesion on the hypocotyl and disintegrated secondary roots. (Sourced from aganytime.com)

Be Aware of Seedling Diseases This Year

With the weather we have been experiencing, it is not  uncommon for seedling disease to make an appearance. When corn and soybean seed remains under ground with cool, wet conditions, seedling blights from various fungi can invade. There are three seedling diseases we should look out for this year: pythium, fusarium and rhizoctonia. Some fields […]

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The Importance of Early Season Weed Control #PostEmergencePrep19

Can you spot the quarter in the picture below? The quarter in the above picture, represents smaller weeds under a canopy of larger weeds. This season, we have discovered emergence of small marestail, giant ragweed, lambsquarter, giant foxtail and water hemp under the canopy of larger giant ragweed and mats of chickweed. This underscores the […]

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