Soybean Planting Date Trial
I didn't plan on doing a planting date trial but I left the half width disconnect off leaving 2- 30ft unplanted passes on very sandy soil. The neighbor filled them in for me with the same variety. Right side planted April 28th, left side planted May 28th. Pod counts on early planting averaged 36 pods per plant, late planting 29 pods. This would be about a 10 bushel per acre advantage on the early planting. We will see what the weigh wagon has to say in about a month.
Sparta Corn Plot
Left to right, all Channel. 199-72, 197-68, 203-01, 202-20, 195-18, 201-28, 193-53, 197-50. You will not find a better lineup from 93-103 day in the industry. 195-18 and 201-28 are VT2P only. The other hybrids are available in multiple trait packages.
Late Summer Eval.
This is a great time to evaluate your weed control and nitrogen programs. Identifying what weeds escaped will help you modify next seasons weed control program. Also, look for premature yellowing on lower leaves. Determine whether it's nitrogen or potassium defficency. Fall spreading potassium is a great idea! With all the rain this year chances are most fields may show some deficency symptoms.
Evaluating plant health is another important task. This picture shows one of my fields of 197-68STX that was sprayed with Headline AMP fungicide at R1. It worked!
Sunday Crop Scouting
Pods from the below picture. Left plant on bottom, right plant on top.
Two 1808R2 plants out of the nitrogen on soybeans sidedress trial by the warehouse. Plants look similar but the seed and pod count is very different. Can't wait to weigh this trial! They also recieved the full treatment at planting of Brute, Vibrance, Clariva, and Exceed SAR. Followed up with Fortix fungicide at R1.
Channel 197-68 left, 192-09 right. Both varieties are filling great and are just starting to dent. Both ears are 18 row x 36 long.
I hope to treat and deliver a lot of this new Xtend soybean next spring. This 3rd generation Xtend bean is amazing!
This short statured hybrid delivers very consistant 18 around ears every year. There is no better 102 day VT2P hybrid in our area. 202-52 will top end on your best soil and flex out on sand making it a great choice for all soil types.
Channel 199-72STX planted on continuous corn in Melrose. This aggressive, healthy product is a perfect fit for corn on corn. It has proven to out yield 197-68STX almost every time.
Monsanto Sweet Corn
The Obsession II Roundup Ready sweet corn is ready in the garden. Next year I should have a good supply of this variety.
92 day 192-08VT2P planted May 4th is in milk stage.
This 197-68 is in the same field as the above pictured 192-08. There is a five day difference in maturity and it really shows. On top of that we are behind last years crop development by 5 days on our early May planted corn. Mid and late May planted corn will need the killing frost to hold off until early October. I hope temps warm back up.
192-08/09 looks to be the one to beat this season. It's an amazing early product that should be in everyones lineup.
Friendly Jackson County hog.
My oldest daughter Grace and her blue ribbon open class crops! This is her first year in Cloverbuds.
Yield PRO's new mascot?
Monroe County Fair beef show.