Broad Spectrum Weed Control

Before the Roundup Ready Row Crop Revolution that began in 1996, we actively used pre-emergence tank mixes with a fair amount of success for weed control. At that time, there was still a large amount of tillage used, not near as many herbicide options to select from,...

Does Seed Size Matter? 

As you select grades and weights of seed corn for the 2022 season, you may have heard at the coffee shop, chat room, or implement dealership, that certain grades and seed weight makes a difference in seed spacing, seed depth, stand establishment, and in the...

Physiology of Pre-Harvest Fruit Drop in Apple

Optimizing performance of apple stop-drop products can be improved with a basic understanding of the physiology of pre-harvest drop and some of the factors that can influence it. Apples are a climacteric fruit, meaning that the maturation and ripening processes are...

Fungus Amongst Us – Common Rust vs. Southern Rust

While occurring every year, this year common corn rust appears to be more prevalent than usual.  Additionally, Southern rust has been detected in Kansas and counties along the Nebraska/Kansas state lines.  It is likely that the unusual weather patterns this Spring and...

Dog Days of Summer – Soybean & Corn Development

The dog days of summer have begun to take it’s toll on the developing crop.  Areas of sandy, low organic matter soils have begun to some drought stress.  However, the news is not all bad.  Digging with a tile spade to a 14” depth yesterday here in Plattsmouth, I could...

Stop Resistant Weeds Before They Start

Resistant weeds continue to march across the country, threatening yields and grower profits. No matter where you’re located, it’s important take preemptive steps to keep these challenging weeds from establishing a foothold.