Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Prostko/Culpepper Weed Update

The following is some timely information from Dr. Eric Prostko and Dr. Stanley Culpepper. It is hard to believe that it is time to get our weed management plan into action. The herbicide activity relative to time of day is very interesting.     Halex GT + Atrazine Tank-Mixtures (Prostko)…
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Hail Damaged Crops

If anyone was around Millen Sunday night, you got to witness a huge hail storm. The majority of the hail was either pea or marble size. However, I have heard reports of golf ball size hail. Nevertheless, any size hail can be detrimental to crops. The two crops that were…
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Why Is My Corn Yellow?

Many people have been scratching their heads wondering why their corn is light green/yellow. Unfortunately, this corn year is starting off challenging. Most of March and the first part of April were cool and wet. There was a dry spell the first two weeks of April, which allowed most of…
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Controlling Round-Up Ready Corn in a Re-Plant Situation

We have had at least 1 issue on 2014 corn in Burke Co. where the producer re-planted. The attempt to destroy surviving population of the initial planting was not as successful as desired. During the process of evaluating the effectiveness of the herbicide treatment I spoke to Dr. Eric Prostko,…
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Corn Growth and Development

As corn planting season is in its final stages, the majority of the corn has emerged. Some of our corn has become yellow, which is caused by nutrient leaching, cool air/soil conditions, and in some cases poor root development. At the time of this writing, the temperatures have warmed up,…
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Corn Harvest Progress Report

As the soils have dried and the sun shining, combines have been rolling at full speed the past two weeks. With the exception of scattered showers the past few days, the weather has been great! From all reports, yields seem to be down some as compared to past years. I…
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