Heart of Missouri MFA AgriServices 402 10th Street Glasgow, MO 65254
NEWS FOR HEART OF MISSOURI MFA
Corn stressed? Applying a fungicide might help. Fungicides have been touted as having the potential to reduce stress and improve water use efficiency. Proper application timing for corn is generally from R1 (silking) to R3 (brown silk). Now is the time to start discussing fungicide options with your local Heart of Missouri MFA location. Early acre signup allows us to be better prepared when it’s time to be applied. Don’t forget the insecticide! For those that live in the southern portion of the Heart of Missouri group, Japanese beetle numbers have increase significantly over the last few years. Typically they are not a problem. They clip silks and the silks grow back to be pollinated. However, with likely droughty conditions during pollination this year, silks may have a much tougher time growing back limiting kernel numbers and reducing your yield potential.
General Manager: Mike Watring Office 1-660-338-2251 Cell 1-660-620-1970
Boonville Location: 1605 Radio Hill Road, Boonville, MO 65233 Location Manager: Ronnie Anderson 660-882-2786 Fertilizer Plant: 660-882-7202 New Franklin: 660-848-2249 Lone Elm: 660-882-2786 Nelson: 660-882-2786
Southeastern Midwest, southeastern Plains and the northern Delta will see rain today, while other crop areas will be dry. » More DTN Weather Commentary
Posted at 5:56AM Mon Jun 27, 2016 CDT
Nothing is a 100%! If you know me very well, you know I’m a very analytical person. I tend to think, rethink and sometimes over think most things. So when it came down to a herbicide program on my beans, I had a plan. I practice no-till on my farm and just started experimenting with cover crops. I knew marestail would be an issue on the farm and would have to control the cereal rye cover crop. I sprayed early with a good tank mix of products. Overall the field had been relatively weed free, but found some surviving marestail.
Did the program work? Most definitely? I most likely controlled 99% of the weeds in the field. Am I happy with my escapes? No, but I’m already thinking about improvements I can make next year. In our business, nothing is one hundred percent, but that’s not going to stop me from trying to get there. Brad