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Spotting Phosphorous Deficiency

Almost every season we see fields of young purple corn in the springs, this purpling can often an early season Phosphorus (P) deficiency caused by cool weather. However, it is always a good reminder of P management. Managing Phosphorus can be difficult due to its high affinity for fixation with soil particles. 80 to 90% […]

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Avoiding Hidden Hunger in Your Crops with Micronutrients

Watch out for Hidden Hunger this season! Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies may not be seen; however, this doesn’t mean the crop has a sufficient supply of micronutrients. Often times crops can be in the hidden hunger range, where crop yield is affected, but symptoms do not appear. Micronutrients are essential for plant growth and reproduction. […]

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Growth Stages of Corn & Soybeans

  For your reference, here are the growth stages of corn and soybeans. It is important to recognize the different growth stages especially when considering post applications this year. Applying herbicide and foliars at the key growth stages can be a big factor on the uptake and protection of your crop. We recommend speaking to […]

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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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