Category: Pest Management

Start the Season off by Getting Spray Records in Order

With the development of herbicide resistant weeds and the adoption of so many different trait packages, many farmers have gone back to spraying their own herbicides. By spraying their own they are in greater control of application timing and reduce the risks of tank contamination in the sprayer. These are great benefits but come with…

Adult bean leaf beetle. Photo by Winston Beck

As Crops Emerge So Will Crop Pests

It’s hard to believe but the 2020 planting season has been completed or is finishing up across most of the Jacobsen sales territory. The mild winter and spring that we have enjoyed is a welcomed change but we are not the only ones to benefit. Mild winters often coincide with high survival rates for a…

Fungicide applications in a delayed planting season

Fungicide applications can regularly be a tough choice for growers in a marketplace with such slim margins but this year’s delayed planting will likely make it even worse. Work through the following items with your Jacobsen Seed Representative to figure out if fungicide application is best for your farms this season. Fungicide is best when…

Wet weather’s effect on weeds and herbicides

This season’s exceptional weather is putting many of the systems we use in crop production to the test. A major one being herbicides and weed control. Here are some quick answers to the most common weed and herbicide questions. Contact your local Jacobsen Seed Representative for more information.  Remember to always read and follow herbicide…

Understand the Correct Timing Window for Your Herbicide Program for Best Control

Application of postemergence herbicides is an important weed management tool in both corn and soybeans. Making sure to correctly time this application can easily make or break your weed control program. Here are some reminders to help make the correct decisions about herbicide application. Remember to always read and follow the label for a given…

Many Online Resources Available For Those Who Choose Dicamba Application

Here at Jacobsen we offer many top yielding soybean varieties with the RR2 Xtend trait. These new soybean genetics allow for better agronomic placement along with the ability to spray dicamba in your soybeans. Planting the new class of RR2 Xtend beans allows you the FLEXIBILIY to utilize the Xtend Herbicide system if you choose….

Protect Your Yield Potential from Early Season Diseases with Seed Treatment

Your soybeans have their highest yield potential when they are still in the bag. As soon as they are planted, soybeans are attacked by pests and weather conditions bringing your yield down. Some conditions, like extreme weather, are far out of our control. Others we can and should control. Early season seed and seedling diseases…

Tight Crop Input Dollars Will Increase Need to Carefully Manage Foliar Fungicide

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA “To spray or not to spray?” This is one of the most common questions throughout the Corn Belt in mid-summer. Crop prices will make it more important than ever to actively manage each foliar fungicide application to get the biggest bang for your buck. Begin scouting high risk fields…

Herbicide Notification Signs Available

Changes in Herbicide Traits Here at Jacobsen our dedication is your success. That means we are with you from planting to harvest, and everything in between. One of the most important items that lands “in between” is herbicide applications to your crop. There are a wide variety of herbicide tolerant traits in the fields around…