Tag: Disease

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…

SDS Recently Spotted in Central Iowa

Soybean sudden death syndrome or SDS is a fungal disease that has increasingly become a focus point for soybean producers.