2018 late season scouting
2017 in season videos
Should you spray fungicide? How about adding insecticide?
Watch this short video to hear what Troy is recommending!
2016 Growing Season
2014 Plot Evaluations
This is one of the many plots we are evaluating on our farm. These plots are also replicated throughout Pioneer.
2013 Year in Review- An Agronomic Look
Each year brings new challenges to farming. In 2013, cool wet conditions in the spring made it challenging to get the crops planted timely and into an ideal seedbed. The rootworms hatch was later than normal, so above ground pressure was reduced in some areas. More beetles emerged late in the season, resulting in more adults surviving. Will this result in higher root worm pressure in 2014?
Mid-Late Season Disease
Wind event near X47
Severe winds knocked down power poles south west of Dyersville on August 30th, 2013. Most corn stood surprisingly well for the wind it handled.
Right: Cracks in the soil were over 1 inch wide, and went down over a foot in some fields.
Right: 2012 showed large differences in rootworm pressure and drought tolerance.
Mike washing the wall
of a root pit dug on
Picture of the same root pit showing root depth, and moisture levels as of 7-10-12.
Right: Cutworms also caused damage in some fields. The Herculex 1 (right half of picture) trait is a great management strategy against cutworms.
Below: Rootworm pressure was very high in 2012. Some fields were overwhelmed with rootworm beetles. We are seeing rootworms move more than we have in the past. Monitoring corn rootworm pressure will continue to be important in 2013.
Authorized Pioneer sales rep. Opinions expressed are my own.