Palmerston Crop Consultants June 5, 2012 Meeting

Synopsis: Most areas received between 1-2″ of rain, although few areas (Goderich) only received 1/2 this amount.. Fungicide application to wheat is ongoing with most fields sprayed. Corn advanced for leaf stage. Populations of corn and soys generally excellent although those planted last 10 days variable. Watch for armyworm, alfalfa weevil, cabbage seedpod weevil(canola). Wheat: […]

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Canola Report – May 30, 2012

Dry conditions in Northern growing areas has resulted in uneven emergence. The majority of April planted canola is 2-6 leaf and quite variable within a field. In thin stands of canola consider lowering the action threshold for insect and weed management.  Flea beetle pressure continues to remain high in most areas. Scout up to the […]

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Palmerston Crop Consultants Meeting Minutes-May 24th, 2012

Synopsis: Wheat is advancing quickly and many fields at flag leaf stage. Disease pressure is low in most wheat fields. Corn planting is 75%-100% complete. Soybeans are 50-80% planted. Heavy rains and soil crusting  in Arthur-Orangeville-Shelburne area has resulted in some replanting of corn and canola. Edible bean planting has started. Corn: Increased use of pre-emerge herbicide […]

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Edible Bean Report – May 23, 2012

Planting has started with 10 percent in. Soil conditions have been excellent with good soil moisture. Field trials have generally not shown economic response to nitrogen, although applying a small amount of N (30-40 lb/ac) encourages rapid vegetative growth, canopy closure and stimulates root growth which can aid in overcoming stress caused by root rot […]

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