Heart of Missouri MFA AgriServices 402 10th Street Glasgow, MO 65254
NEWS FOR HEART OF MISSOURI MFA
Did you plant wheat that you are planning on taking to harvest? Now is the time to be checking the progress to ensure you are able to make a timely application of Quilt Xcel fungicide. Proper timing for this fungicide application is from visible flag leaf to just before anthesis (Feekes 8-10.5). Powdery mildew and stripe rust have been found in the area. Stripe rust can hurt yields by reducing the effective flag leaf area. Protecting the flag leaf is extremely important for top yielding wheat.
Other considerations when applying a fungicide are adding an insecticide or a foliar fertilizer, such as Nitamin 30L. Nitamin is 30% nitrogen and is typically applied at 1 gallon per acre. It is not intended to make up for lack of nitrogen from early in the season but can have other benefits. When consulting for a farmer a few years ago we had Nitamin applied on one field of wheat and didn’t on another. At harvest there was not a noticeable difference in the bins, however the wheat with the Nitamin treatment had a five pound test weight advantage over the other.
If you have any questions about fungicide application on wheat or would like to get something scheduled feel free to come by the office or give me a call. Brad Hemeyer 660-338-2251.
General Manager: Mike Watring Office 1-660-338-2251 Cell 1-660-620-1970
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Dry conditions dominated the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions Tuesday afternoon. Conditions were seasonally mild, with some above-normal values in the northern crop areas. Readings ranged from the upper 40s in the northern Great Lakes to the mid 80s in southeastern Georgia. Readings into the 70s were prevalent as far north as the Northwest, Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Posted at 2:20PM Tue May 3, 2016 CDT
Early Weed Control in Soybeans. I had started a long written out guide to pre-emergent weed control in soybeans until I realized it’s not going to be anything different than what you have already heard from me or someone else “start clean, stay clean”. Poor decisions early can lead to a season long battle that is not likely to be won. If you haven’t already completed a burndown with residual in no-till, you better get it done soon. Waterhemp is emerging and marestail is starting to bolt making herbicide options limited. There is a 7 day wait before planting soybeans after a pint equivalent rate of LV 2,4D is applied. I still strongly recommend including it in a tank mix. In conventional fields that have no residual, you may be in the same situation. Check your fields before you plant. Once soybeans have emerged, good options can be counted on one hand and they still might not be satisfactory. If you have any questions about your options or would like to get something scheduled to spray, come by to see me or give me a call. Brad Hemeyer 660-338-2251.