Heart of Missouri MFA AgriServices 402 10th Street Glasgow, MO 65254
NEWS FOR HEART OF MISSOURI MFA
Fungicide Timing for Soybeans. The typical timing for a soybean fungicide application is between R2(full bloom) and R5(Beginning Seed) with the ideal timing being R3-R4. Most beans in the area have reached the R2 growth stage with some beginning R3. Now is an ideal time to be scouting your fields for disease. Remember, proper identification is key as fungicides don’t cure or protect against all pathogens.
Don’t forget to check for insect pests! Many times the insecticide can protect as much or even more yield than the fungicide. The hot topic in the area is Japanese Beetles. There will be instances where treatment is recommended specifically for Japanese beetles, but on average the stink bug will likely cause more yield loss in the Heart of Missouri area. Be scouting for these silent yield robbers. There piercing mouthpiece can cause seed and pod abortion taking bushels out of your bin. Contact your local Heart of Missouri MFA. Brad
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Posted at 2:31PM Tue Jul 26, 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