Wheat Fungicides

I wanted to provide an overview of what is available to use to protect wheat growers from yield robbing diseases like rust, powdery mildew, and tan spot.  Innvictis offers single active ingredient and pre-mix products that include Strobilurins and Triazole modes of action(MOA).  From a high level, Strobi based actives … Read More

Verify Tissue Sampling

COVID 19 isn’t the only factor wreaking havoc in today’s landscape – mother nature is once again proving to be a formidable foe. Spring weather has caused planting issues, changes in crop mix, and limited fertilizer applications. This lack of fertilizer is likely to cause nutrient deficiencies that lead to … Read More

Herbicide: Prevent & Protect

To get season long weed control, you need to do just that – manage it season long! And I strongly recommend starting off with pre-emerge on your corn fields – because, as I have said before, the easiest weed to control is one that never comes up! But you’ll inevitably … Read More

Zinc – Essential & Deficient

Zinc is one of the most essential micronutrients because of its ability to act as a catalyst for over 300 enzymes within a plant and its crucial role in seedling development. The most noticeable responses to early season application of zinc are usually seen in corn, sorghum and millet (C4 … Read More

Why Starter Fertilizer?

Perfectly even emergence, excellent early season vigor, and ultimately, maximum stand count is the holy grail every farmer strives for when planting their crop.  But is achieving this trifecta of greatness just a pipe dream? Not necessarily – we can influence each component by implementing an excellent starter fertilizer program. … Read More

Benefits of 2 Pass Program

Farming can be volatile due to weather, pest pressures, commodity pricing, and managing costs. Weather and commodity pricing are out of the grower’s control, but managing input cost isn’t. Weed pressure can be controlled by implementing a two-pass herbicide program option – its good for grower’s fields and their pocketbook! … Read More

SECRET TO MANAGING KOCHIA

As we move into the spring and begin planning for a successful 2020 cropping year, it’s never too early to think about how to manage one of the most challenging weeds – Kochia. This weed causes problems for growers as far south as Texas, and as far north as North … Read More

Nitrogen Management

By Dr Gary Tuxhorn Managing nitrogen fertilizer is a topic that never seems to go away. I started research of nitrogen in 1978 – that was 42 years ago, and agronomists are STILL dealing with some of the same questions we were researching back then. WHY IS NITROGEN MANAGEMENT SO … Read More