Heart of Missouri MFA AgriServices 402 10th Street Glasgow, MO 65254
NEWS FOR HEART OF MISSOURI MFA
Heart of Missouri MFA will be taking wheat at the following locations: Boonville (radio hill only, not taking wheat at Lone Elm this year), Glasgow, Fayette and Salisbury. We will not be charging any storage fees on any wheat delivered to our facilities, but it must be sold by August 1, 2018. Normal discounts will apply. Any questions, please call your local MFA facility or Nathan Oglesby at the Glasgow location. 660-338-2252.
Corn tassels are starting to show up and of course the Japanese beetles are too. We will start seeing silks coming out of the ears to be pollinated. The beetles are not far behind. What are your options and what is the right thing to do? Fungicide or insecticide or both? We typically apply fungicide during a wet year to help diease control. A fungicide works well in dry weather as well. Fungicides help plants to use water more efficiently and slows water loss during periods of hot and dry. Fungicides also improves stalk quality and strength. Our crop consultants are finding gray leaf spot and common rust in several corn fields. Protecting silks during the pollination time is critical. You can have huge ears with lots of potential but if they do not end up pollinated then yields will be reduced. Japanese beetles are feeding heavily on fruit trees as well as starting to move to the crop fields. Nitamin is another product to think about adding to your application. This is a slow release nitrogen that is synergistic when added with a fungicide for plant health at tassel applications. Contact your nearest Heart of Missouri MFA Agri Services location for more information.