Well, what can you say. It's very disappointing to see so much time, effort, and money washed away in one morning. I was extremely proud and excited to show this plot during our customer appreciation day. Unfortuately mother nature had other plans. A large percentage of the corn is damaged and most of the soybeans.
Overall I am very happy with crop progress in the northern area. Field conditions are slightly drier than Sparta. Nodulation is excellent along with plant stands. I did not see any aphids, only notable pests are a few Japanese Beetles that are causing very minor feeding damage.
This field of 1808R2's in Hixton has the 30" row closed already.
Channel 1405R2's along Highway 95 in Taylor branching out nicely.
The Exceed SAR inoculant used on these Channel 2108R2's near Alma Center did the trick!
Today was the day to apply fungicide on the corn. This mix included Headline AMP, Bolton insecticide, Boron Plus, and Interlock. Most tassles were just emerging and the silk is out on 75% of the plants. This may be 2-3 days early but the forcast has rain late tomorrow so I figured better early than late. I also have a drone video I will post later tonight!
This field of Channel 1917R2X Xtend soybeans was sprayed with Engenia (dicamba) a few days ago. I have seen lots of weed escapes of lambsquarter, velvet leaf, and giant ragweed this season when only roundup was used. This new trait allows us to control these tough weeds with ease. Engenia and Xtendimax are the only 2 dicamba products labeled for Xtend beans.