Friday in the Field - July 7

Jul 07, 2023

The time has come when most farmers have finished up with post applications. With the recent presence of moisture in the fields, there will be an elevated risk of infection from fungi. The corn crops are around 8-12 days away from pushing a tassel so growers will want to start thinking about applying a fungicide. Matt VanSloten, Decision Ag Specialist at River Valley Cooperatives, was out in the field today to help walk through what could be happening soon with the crops.

Matt shares that farmers will want to start applying fungicides around three days before tassel. With the application of fungicide, Matt recommends that it is also applied along with Take Off LS. Take Off LS is a micronutrient fertilizer that will help push the crops along.

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Aug 23, 2023
Recently, account managers in our trade territory took to the fields, taking a glimpse at what we might have in our bins this fall. I think everyone knows this growing season has been different than others.

If we look back at planting, we often saw optimal planting conditions and good soil moisture/emergence early on. Most fields planted before May 8th had an excellent activating rainfall for preemergence herbicides around an inch. After those conditions seemed to grow increasingly dry, and other than a few spotty showers here and there, fields really took a toll in the months of June and early July.
Jul 21, 2023
It is time to start thinking about applying fungicides to beans. As beans have reached the R3 stage, it is advisable for growers to use fungicides and micronutrients to safeguard the flower buds and prevent the plant from aborting new pods. Today, Aaron Trenkamp, Agronomy Account Manager at River Valley Cooperative, visited the field to discuss the upcoming activities for the week.
Jul 14, 2023
The time has come to start applying fungicides to the crops. With the recent presence of moisture, crops are at an increased risk to be infected by a variety of fungi. Fields are now pushing a tassel and are actively pollinating which is the perfect time to apply fungicides and mid-season micronutrient fertilizers.