Rain, Rain, Go Away

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Soybeans are at 4-5 trifoliate with some flowering starting. Once soybeans start to flower a number of herbicide programs cannot be used as they cause flowers to abort. The soybeans still have a general yellowness to them. This appears more in no till fields with high residue but is also in conventional tillage. Have been in no till fields where beans are pale yellow in corn residue.  Could be cooler soils, slower nodulation possible allelopathic effect from corn residue. I have talked to numerous people about what may be the cause and seems no clear answer other than some warm dry days will probably solve the problem.

If precipitation keeps coming at the current rate, sclerotinia or white mold will be another problem this year. Preventative measures can be used with various fungicides.


Most of the no tilled bean fields have had good weed control. Keep watch for late season night shade  and proso millet escapes.

Corn is from knee high to shoulder high. I’m afraid some of the short water stressed corn will never amount to anything.

Edible beans: some good fields, some poor fields. This year really shows how much they do not like water.

 
 
 
 

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