Tag: Disease

When and Where to Use Soybean Seed Treatment

Over the last 5 years soybean seed treatment use has increased to cover almost 50% of US soybean acres. Treatment brands vary on their exact recipes but all include some mix of fungicides, insecticides and biologicals. These compounds are designed to protect soybeans in tough environments and the yield robbing pests that come with those…

Be Prepared For Potential Stalk Rots in Corn This Fall

Throughout the 2019 growing season, growers have faced significance issues from many different directions. Unfortunately we need to be prepared for yet another one: stalk rots in corn. What can lead to stalk rots? Stalk rot pathogens, such as Anthracnose and Fusarium, are always present in the environment but need certain weather and host conditions…

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…

Introducing SaluTec Seed Treatment from Jacobsen Seed!

At Jacobsen Seed, we are continually striving to bring the newest and most profitable products in genetics, traits, in-field and in-machine technology. This includes bringing Climate FieldView, and seed treatments to you, our loyal customers. This is why we are excited to announce the SaluTec Seed Treatment line from Jacobsen Seed. We have worked diligently…

Pre-Harvest Thoughts – Soybeans

Harvest is quickly approaching and while we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a lot going on in soybeans to think about before combines get rolling. Water Use For those growers who irrigate, don’t shut your water off too soon. From beginning maturity to harvest soybean plants can…

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…

ILeVo treated soybeans and the Halo Effect

There is no better defense mechanism than using iLevo seed treatment from Bayer CropScience for those growers fighting Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome. This seed treatment is industry leading in control of the SDS pathogen Fusarium virguliforme . iLevo also has activity on nematodes within the seed zone. This pioneering technology can bring 2 to 10…

Managing Corn Harvest

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA   Water Use Corn that is at ½ milk line requires about 2.25 inches of water (or 0.1-0.2 inches per day) to reach physiological maturity (black layer). Once corn reaches black layer it stops accumulating dry matter and does not require water. Corn Drydown According to Iowa State University…