As pre-harvest scouting transitions to combines cutting across fields, reports on Twitter are revealing challenges for the 2018 crop. These include insects, weeds and disease—many of which could have been avoided or lessened in severity. Now is a great time to make sure you are keeping good field records so you can plan accordingly for 2019—so the same pests don’t trip up yields next year.
The results when you can't convince that the spray is necessary for Western Bean Cutworms. pic.twitter.com/zZ1zUrieM8— Travis Kinnison (@MIZZOUinNE) September 3, 2018
Updates on #tar spot in #corn. What do we know? https://t.co/pdxveU6EBC @ILFarmBureau @ilcorn @badgercropdoc @dsmuelle @DTelenko @JimDonnelly1 @PioneerSeeds @WyffelsHybrids @ILextension @GMK_Agronomy @Bayer4CropsUS @SyngentaUS pic.twitter.com/wyMJtiq6DF— Nathan Kleczewski (@ILplantdoc) August 31, 2018
Lot of Goss’ wilt in my area this year. Worst I’ve ever seen. 😢 pic.twitter.com/Ad9R7WNlf7— Lee Briese (@Lee_Briese) August 31, 2018
We are one rain and wind storm away from a disaster harvest pic.twitter.com/lt3yLMsJG6— Jess Daily (@dailyfarms) September 3, 2018