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Keep an Eye out for Soybean Aphids

Jul 14, 2020

There is quite a bit of time left in the aphid season, and Central Counties agronomists foresee soybean aphids being an issue this year. As protective soybean canopies close, host quality of early reproductive stage soybeans improve, aphids should muddle through. The drier conditions will also favor aphids. Soybean aphids could start appearing in abundance any day and it is important to know what to look for. Here are some tips on what to do about soybean aphids:

Thistle Caterpillar in Soybeans

Jul 14, 2020

Thistle caterpillar, known as the larvae of the painted lady butterfly, is a sporadic pest of soybean that feeds on leaves causing defoliation in the upper canopy of the soybean plant. Here are some insights to keep in mind as migration begins. 

Potter's University of Minnesota Southwest MN Update

Jun 30, 2020

Click below for a update from the University of Minnesota's Bruce Potter regarding southwest Minnesota's crop.

What to Do about Soybean White Mold in 2020

Jun 18, 2020

Soybean white mold (SWM) infects plants early, and can cause significant yield loss. Here are some considerations and tips to help you manage SWM in 2020.

Capitalize on Lower Propane Prices and Prepare for Fall and Winter

Jun 16, 2020

We are just getting into the heat of summer in Minnesota, and heating your home or drying your grain may not be on your radar. We bring the topic of propane up now because there are multiple ways you can prepare in this season to have an easier (and cheaper) fall and winter.

Summer Lawn Care Tips

Jun 16, 2020

Minnesota summers are short, sweet, and the best time to live life outdoors. But, what fun is your yard if the grass is patchy, weedy, and uncomfortable to walk on? The basis for enjoying the outdoors and your yard is a lush lawn.

Choosing the Right Adjuvant for the Job

Jun 16, 2020

Proper selection of adjuvants is essential for effective weed control with herbicides. In today’s world of tighter restrictions on rates and how and when to apply, the right adjacent can make a big difference. The correct adjuvant will help you get more of the active ingredient onto the target and make sure it stays there.

Field Scouting Tips

Jun 16, 2020

Scouting your fields for weeds, pests, and disease is an investment you can make during the growing season to protect your crop yield potential. Each stage of the growing session has its own challenges, so it is important to stay on top of scouting from start to finish.

Getting the Most from your Fungicide Application

Jun 16, 2020

There are many factors to weigh when making any purchase, but ultimately it comes down to maximizing your return on investment. However, variables that are out of your control sometimes make that hard to do. Here are a few steps you can take to get the most out of your fungicide application and add efficiency to the process.

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