Tag: Scouting

Rapid Growth Syndrome in Corn

  What is Rapid Growth Syndrome? Rapid Growth Syndrome occurs when corn goes through a sudden growth spurt and a drastic acceleration of its growth rate. This can happen after a few weeks of cool, cloudy weather that abruptly changes to warm and sunny or sometimes after a much needed rainfall. It is most likely…

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…

Thinking About Your Harvest Schedule – Soybeans

The beautiful and hectic season of harvest is just around the corner and will be here soon. Before it begins, take the time to think about factors (other than the weather) that may influence your harvesting schedule in order to maximize efficiency and profitability.  For soybeans these include – Weed Seeds The best way to…

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…

Things to Think About Before Soybean Harvest

Manage Harvest Losses Regularly stop and check to understand your loss – Just 4 to 5 beans on the ground per square foot can add up to one bushel an acre lost. Pre-harvest loss can be determined by checking in standing soybeans. Harvest loss can be determined by checking the rear of the combine. Head…

Use Climate FieldView Prime to Bring Weather, Scouting and Basic Data into One Place

By Nora Schultz, Sales Agronomist, CCA How do you manage things like rainfall and scouting on your farm? What about data management? Or that pesky weather event known as hail? All growers wrestle with how to best manage these areas but our partnership with Climate FieldView allows us to help bring all of this information…

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…

Track Hail with Climate FieldView

Spring is Time for Bad Weather Of all the diverse weather the Midwest experiences throughout the year, hail can be the most difficult to track. Its irregular nature can leave one field extensively damaged while its neighbor across the road shows barely a bruise. According to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 50% of hail storms occur from…