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MN Agronomist Provides Insight on Scouting in Fields Now

September 22, 2021
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There are many variables that factor into a successful season, so keep an eye on diseases that may have latent periods.

Tim Dahl, Syngenta agronomy service representative, was interviewed by Kristy Seachrist at Corn and Soybean Digest about getting in your fields – now! – to check on crops for diseases. Here is a summary of the interview posted on Sept. 3, 2021:

  • Now is the time to get in your fields to scout for possible diseases.
  • With many areas in the Midwest under stress from drought and dry weather, it is especially important to identify and monitor any other stresses whether that is disease or insects.
  • Dahl also suggests carrying a smartphone when in the fields to keep a visual record of crops.

For soybeans:

  • White mold is an issue this year, but a fungicide like Miravis Neo® can help. Other ways to help combat white mold can include increasing row width and using appropriate seeding rates.
  • Planning ahead of time is important for the next growing season.

For corn:

  • Tar spot has been an issue for some growers recently and is expanding rapidly.
  • Keep in mind that some diseases have an extended latent period and the plant can be infected earlier in the season before visual symptoms appear. So, keep scouting!

Read the full article here. We thank Corn and Soybean Digest and Kristy Seachrist for allowing us to repost on our agronomy blog.

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