Finally corn and soybean fields are planted, are up and growing. Some growers were able to plant early and the crop emerged and started growing. For many other growers, corn and soybean planting didn’t start until the first to the middle of May and the crop struggled to get out of the ground due to cooler temperatures and water issues. Be it sidewall compaction, insect feeding, and disease, the emerging crop in 2013 had these issues to contend with. What happens in the next 80 to 90 days will have a major effect on maximizing yield potential. So much can happen and with uncertainty of the crop’s success, the need to scout all crop fields is very important and beneficial.
A good tool for part of your scouting plan is to carry the Corn and Soybean pocket Field Guide from Purdue or Ohio State University as well as pen and paper to record your findings.… Continue readingRead More »