Crops current issues and highlighted resources
Spring weather impacts
Impact of low temperatures on the spring crop. This article discusses factors for you to consider by crop stage:
- Crop has emerged.
- Crop has been recently planted.
- Crop is still in the bag.
The most recent monthly outlook from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center indicates drier than normal conditions with below normal temperatures into the first several weeks of May. What does this scenario mean for weed control?
- Timely rains for timely control.
- Why soil moisture is important for preemergence residual herbicide activation.
- Importance of layering preemergence herbicides with early planting dates.
- Key considerations for 2020.
Cover crop termination
Guidance on mechanical and chemical termination, including carbon-to-nitrogen ratios of common crops.
Factors affecting residue.
Pest management tips.
How to time spring termination for cash crop planting.
Top 3 tips for cover crop termination
Meaghan Anderson, Field Agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, shares the top 3 considerations for terminating cover crops in the spring.
This webinar was first in a 5-part series for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties. The series was a collaboration between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Minnesota Extension.
Soybean gall midge
Soybean gall midge is a new pest of Minnesota soybean. It was first identified in Rock County in August, 2018 and since then has been found in several counties in southwestern Minnesota. Learn about:
- Life cycle
- Impacts on soybean
- Scouting and management
- Why it's a threat.
- Identifying Palmer amaranth.
- How to handle infestations.
- How it spreads.
Insecticide rotations are an important part of insecticide resistance management for pyrethroid-resistant soybean aphid. Learn about suggested rotation options when the treatment threshold has been reached:
- Suggested insecticide groups for the 1st foliar application depending on whether or not a seed treatment was applied.
- Re-treatment suggestions based on 1st foliar application and seed treatment.
- In depth information on eight herbicide families
- Injury photos for individual herbicides within each of the families
- How to set up your experiment.
- How to interpret your results.
- Tips for successful on-farm research.
Reviewed in 2020