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TEST RB Corn Management in Flooded Fields

Agronomic Update

TEST Spotlight ID

Agronomic Update

Corn Earworm in Corn

Corn Products with Insect Trait Protection, CEW Larvae Identification, CEW Life Cycle & Feeding, Damage Symptoms, Scouting, Insecticide Applications

Diaporthe-Phomopsis Disease Complex in Soybean

Pod and Stem Blight, Phomopsis Seed Decay, Conditions Favoring Disease, Disease Management

Early Growth Stage Damage from Stink Bugs in Corn

Stink Bugs, Symptoms and Damage, Risk Factors, Management

Early Season Hail Damage to Corn

What to do After a Hail Event, Examine the Growing Point, Leaf Damage, Assessing the Stand, Managing Moving Forward

Identify Disease Lesion Mimic in Corn

What Causes Disease Lesion Mimic?, Identification, Management

Managing Strip-Till Corn Using Starter Fertilizer

Background, Starter Fertilizer Rate and Placement, Summary

Managing Weeds in Drought Conditions

What can be done to maximize weed control with Roundup brand glyphosate-only agricultural herbicides during dry weather?

Parasitic Nematodes in Corn

Life Cycle and Environment, Symptoms, Sampling for Nematodes, Management

Recovery and Assessment of Hail Damaged Soybean

Assessment, Leaf Defoliation and Bruising, Stand Losses, Estimating Potential Yield Loss

Slug Damage in Corn and Soybean

Life Cycle, Crop Damage, Scouting, Management

TripleFLEX II Herbicide Interaction with Insecticides in Corn

TripleFLEX II Herbicide, Herbicide/Insecticide Interactions, TripleFLEX II Herbicide Use Instructions

Understanding Growth Regulator Herbicide Injury

Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Herbicides, PGR Herbicide Injury Symptoms, PGR Look-A-Like Injury, Best Management Practices

Warrant Ultra Herbicide for Weed Control in Soybeans

Warrant Ultra Herbicide, Crop Safety, Application and General Use Guidelines

High pH and Salt Issues in Corn

High pH, Salinity, and Sodicity, Identifying and Managing Salt and pH Issues,

Terminating Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa Stands

Assessment of Alfalfa Stand, Termination of Roundup Ready Alfalfa Stand

Planting Soybean as a Double-Crop After Wheat

The Wheat Crop, Soybean Product Selection, Soil and Environmental Conditions, Residue Management, Weed Management, Planting into Wheat Stubble, Summary

Black Cutworm Management for Corn

Corn at Highest Risk, Identification, Estimating Clip Dates, Scouting, Economic/Action Threshold, Management

Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Anatomy of the Corn Flower, The Ear, The Tassel, Pollination, Fertilization, Kernel Abortion, Management Considerations

Corn Growth Stage and Herbicides Applied Post-Emergence

Importance of Corn Growth Stage, POST Application Considerations

Understanding Herbicide Adjuvants

The Function of Adjuvants, Types of Adjuvants

Waterhemp Management

Waterhemp Biology, Herbicide Management, Managing Glyphosate-resistant Biotypes

Determining Down Force to Set the Planter

Effects of Improper Down Force, Determining Optimum Down Force, Considerations for Setting Down Force

Early Season Insects of Corn

Be On the Lookout, Early Season Insects, Management Approaches, Sampling Methods

Evaluation of Alfalfa Stand

Winter Damage, New Stand Evaluation, Established Stand Evaluation, Management Considerations

Seedling Diseases of Corn

Favorable Environoment, Symptomology and Identification, Common Pathogens, Disease Management

Preplant Volunteer Corn Control

Herbicide-resistant Volunteer Corn, Management and Control Options, Volunteer Corn Impact on Corn Yield

Residual Herbicides in Corn Applied PRE and POST

Early Season Weed Management, Tank Mix Partners, Carrier Options, Additional Information

Two-Pass Versus One-Pass Weed Control Programs in Corn

Always Start Clean, One-Pass PRE Program, One-Pass POST Program, Two-Pass (PRE followed by POST) Program, Two-Pass Programs are More Consistent

Water Use and Irrigation Timing for Corn

Evapotranspiration (ET), Factors that Influence ET, Corn Water Use and Irrigation Requirements by Growth Stage

Minimizing Off-Target Drift of Herbicides

Types of Drift, Weather Conditions Affecting Drift, Type of Herbicide, Equipment and Application Considerations, Other Considerations, Tips to Reduce Herbicide Drift

Corn Rootworm Best Management Practices

CRW Quick Facts, CRW Best Management Practices

Mexican, Southern, and Western Corn Rootworm Management

Identification, Biology, Scouting, Mexican and Western Corn Rootworm Management, Southern Corn Rootworm Management, Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Northern Corn Rootworm and Extended Diapause

Identification and Comparison, Life Cycle, Northern Corn Rootworm Extended Diapause, Best Management Practices

Spraying System Triple Rinse Procedures

General Cleaning Guidelines, Triple Rinse Procedure, Additional Cleanout Tips

Weed Resistance Management in Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa - Central

Weed Control in Alfalfa, Weed Management Options, Weed Management Guidelines

Understanding the XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology Label

XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology Use Instructions, Nozzle Selection, Tank-mixing Instructions, Rainfastness and Surface Water Runoff, Weed Resistance Management

Warrant® Ultra Herbicide for Ragweed Management

Agronomic Update

DroughtGard® Hybrids Corn Product Performance by Population Density

Agronomic Update

Climate Nitrogen Monitoring Tool Support Trial

Agronomic Update

Soybean Planting Conditions and Seed Placement

Optimal Soil Temperatures, Saturated and Flooded Soils, Soil Compaction, Soil Crusting, Planting, Row Spacing and Plant Population, Summary

Late Burndown Options North Soybeans and Corn

Burndown Application Timing, Late Burndown Tankmix Options For Corn and Soybeans, Herbicide Programs

Establishing a Desired Corn Stand

Soil Conditions, Role of Fertility, Role of Weather, Role of Pests, Role of Planting Speed, Role of Grower

Irrigation Strategies with Limited Water Resources

Common Limited Water Scenarios, Growth Stage Targeted Irrigation, Crop Rotation, Reduce Irrigated Acres, Drought Tolerant Corn Products, Pre-Season Irrigation

Managing Soil Crusting with a Rotary Hoe

Background, Effect of Soil Crusting on Crop Growth, Management

Managing Alfalfa Seeding

Product Selection Criteria, Seeding Rates and Seed Coatings, Nutrient and Soil pH, Weed Control, Companion or Nurse Crop, Evaluating Alfalfa Stands, Autotoxicity, Yield versus Quality, Summary

Sprayer Cleanout

Importance of Sprayer Cleanout, Cleaning Agents, General Cleaning Process Between Crops

Herbicide Carryover and Crop Rotation

Factors Contributing to Carryover Potential, Herbicide Degradation

Corn Leafing Out Prior to Emergence Due to Chilling Injury

Emergence vs. Leafing Out, Chilling or Cold Temperature Injury, Other Causes of Leafing Out, Management Practices

Phosphorus and Potassium Fertility for Corn and Soybean

Phosphorus, Potassium, Managing P and K

Corn and Soybean Stand Assessment

1/1000th Acre Method, Wheel Method, Hoop Method

Understanding Pesticide Labels

Commercial Product Name, Active Ingredient, Signal Words, Personal Protective Equipment, Statement of Practical Treatment, Directions for Use, Storage and Disposal

Understanding Soil Nematodes

Life Cycle, Symptoms, Soil Sampling, Nematode Management

Warrant Herbicide Use in Corn, Soybeans, and Cotton

Warrant Herbicide, Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, General Use Information

Weed Control in Soybeans Needs Good Residual Herbicide Performance

Factors Affecting Performance, Management Considerations

Soybean Irrigation Scheduling

Background, Irrigation Scheduling, Application Timing and Quantity, Irrigation Termination

Corn Product Response to Irrigation and Population

Nitrogen Application Utilizing the Climate FieldView™ Pro Nitrogen Monitoring Tool

Nitrogen Application Utilizing the Climate FieldView Pro Nitrogen Monitoring Tool

Corn Product Response to High pH Soils

Corn Product Response to High pH Soils

Comparison of Corn Products from Different Eras to Water Stress

Comparison of Corn Products from Different Eras to Water Stress

Soybean Quickroots® Prescription

Soybean Quickroots® Prescription

Yield Response of Corn and Soybean to Field Residue and Down Force Management During Planting

Timing of Nitrogen Sidedress Application in Corn

Timing of Nitrogen Sidedress Application in Corn

High Yield Management Systems in Soybean

High Yield Management Systems in Soybean

UTILIZING CLIMATE FIELDVIEW™ NITROGEN MONITORING TOOL

Utilizing Climate FieldView Nitrogen Monitoring Tool

Placement of Nitrogen During Sidedressing

Placement of Nitrogen During Sidedressing

Effects of Fungicide Application Timing in Hail-Damaged Corn

Effects of Fungicide Application Timing in Hail-Damaged Corn

Effects of Population and row spacing in Corn

Effects of Population and Row Spacing in Corn

Effects of Nitrogen Application Strategy on Corn

BREAKING APICAL DOMINANCE IN SOYBEAN

Breaking Apical Dominance in Soybean

corn product performance in drought-stressed environments

Corn Product Performance in Drought-stressed Environments

The Impact of Baling and Livestock Grazing Corn Residue on Soil Compaction and Crop Yield

The Impact of Baling and Livestock Grazing Corn Residue on Soil Compaction

The Value of a Fungicide Application on Corn After a Hail Event

The Value of a Fungicide Application on Corn After a Hail Event

The Impact of Row Spacing in High Density Corn Systems

The Impact of Row Spacing in High Density Corn Systems

Effect of Relative Maturity on Yield Potential of Late-Planted Corn Products

Effect of Relative Maturity on Yield Potential of Late-Planted Corn Products

DroughtGard® Hybrids Crop Water Use

Performance of 90-100 RM Corn Products Grown in 110-115 RM Regions

Corn Product Performance in Different Irrigation Environments and Planting Populations

Impact of Uneven Emergence in Corn

High Yield Irrigated Soybean Management Strategies

High Yield Management Systems in Corn

High Yield Management Systems in Corn

FUNGICIDE RESPONSE BY CORN PRODUCT

DroughtGard® Hybrids Corn Products Response to Overwatering

TIMING OF NITROGEN BY CORN PRODUCT

Timing of Nitrogen by Corn Product

Soybean Irrigation Management

Soybean Irrigation Management

timing of stress mitigation in corn

Timing of Stress Mitigation in Corn

2017 Seed Treatment Products for Corn

Product Offerings, Active Ingredients, Pests Controlled

2017 Seed Treatment Products for Cotton

Product Offerings, Active Ingredients, Pests Controlled

2017 Seed Treatment Products for Soybean

Product Offerings, Active Ingredients, Pests Controlled

Utilizing climate FIeldView™ Nitrogen monitoring tool

Quick Comparison of Weed Management Systems in Soybeans - North

Weed Management Comparisons for Northern Regions

Proactive Weed Management

Herbicide-resistant Weeds, Impact of Glyphosate-resistant Weeds, Proactive Weed Management Strategies

Effects of Corn Kernel Sprouting

Corn Kernel Sprouting, Management of Kernel Sprouting

Reduced Lignin Alfalfa Management

Alfalfa Quality Dependent on Lignin Amount, Reduced Lignin Research, Best Management Practices

Weed Management in Soybeans with Warrant Ultra and Cobra Herbicide

Weed Control, Warrant Ultra Herbicide, Cobra Herbicide, PPO Herbicide Resistance Management

Nitrogen Application management Utilizing the Climate Nitrogen Advisor

Effect of Row Spacing on Corn Yield Potential

Background, Pros of Narrow Corn Spacing, Cons of Narrow Corn Spacing, Twin Rows, Research, Corn Product Selection, Summary

Considerations for Plant Populations of Modern Corn Products

Kernel Development, Photosynthesis, Nutrient Utilization, Ear Plasticity, Summary

Management Practices for Continuous Soybeans

Field and Product Selection, Management of Diseases, Management of Nematodes, Protection with Seed Treatments, Management of Weeds, Management of Soil Nutrients

Understanding Soil Sample Analysis

Soil Lab Testing and Results, Soil Parameters, Summary

Fall Burndown Options Prior to Planting Soybeans - North

Benefits, Winter Annual Weeds and Marestail, Herbicide Recommendations, Summary

Winter Annual Weed Identification

Winter Annual Weed Identification

Conservation Tillage Practices

Advantages, Disadvantages, Conservation Tillage Systems, Weed Management, Organic Matter, Fertilizer Management, Summary

Establishing Cover Crops

Selecting a Cover Crop for Seeding, Seeding Methods, When to Seed, Terminating the Cover Crop

Fall Application of Herbicides for Corn and Soybean

Fall application of herbicides may be required for winter annual, biennial, or perennial weed problems.

Post-Harvest Weed Management Value

Impact of Weeds on Yield Potential, Post-Harvest Weed Management Strategies, Herbicide Options and Considerations

Silage Harvest Moisture and Proper Fermentation

Harvest Moisture, Fermentation, Improper Fermintation

Subsurface Drainage Management

Benefits and Potential Concerns, Tile Spacing and Depth, Subsurface Drainage Management Options

Sulfonylurea Soybean Technology

Sulfonylurea Tolerance, Enhanced Weed Control, Value in Double Crop Soybeans

Corn Herbicide Active Ingredients and Performance Ratings - Plains, Midwest, Northeast

Herbicide Active Ingredients, Herbicide Performance Ratings

Irrigation Systems

Irrigation, Surface Irrigation, Subsurface Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation

Harvest Loss, Drying Cost, and Discounts

Corn Maturity and Harvest Loss, Corn Harvest Losses and Drying Costs, Soybean Maturity and Harvest Loss, Soybean Harvest Losses and Discounts

Soybean Seed Treatments Provide Protection at Planting

Soybean Seed and Seedling Diseases, Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions Products for Soybean, Management Options for Sudden Death Syndrome, Additional Offerings, Monsanto Research Trials

Late Season Frost Damage to Soybean

Frost Temperatures, Damaged Soybean Plants, Management

Controlling Volunteer Corn Post Harvest

Volunteer Corn Impact on Yield, Herbicide-Resistant Volunteer Corn, Management and Control Options, Post-Harvest Herbicide Options for Controlling Volunteer Corn, Volunteer Corn Prevention Tips

Grain Bin Safety

Increasing Number of Grain Bin Accidents, It Happens Fast, How Do People Get Trapped, Deaths and Injuries, Preventing Grain Entrapments, Additional Safety Tips

Benefits of Value-Added Traits in Silage Corn Products

Benefits of Biotechnology Corn, Silage Corn Product Selection, Benefits of Herbicide Tolerance Traits, Benefits of Insect Resistance Traits, Summary

Compaction in Continuous Corn

Fundamentals of Compaction, Potential Effects of Sidewall Compaction, Restriction on Roots

Continuous Corn Management

Field Selection, Product Selection, Fertility, Managing Residue, Planting Rates, Insect and Disease Control, Weed Management, Managing Harvest

Harvest Aid Products for Soybean

Harvest Aid Products, Time of Application, Pre-Harvest Aid Herbicides, Pre-harvest Weed Management, Summary

Using Soil Tests to Build Proper Nutrients

Interpreting and Using Soil Test Results, Soil Test Precautions, Other Yield Limiting Factors, Realistic Yield Goals, Base Fertilizer Inputs on Realistic Yield Goals, Tools and Technologies to Improve Nutrient Availability and Fertility Management

Volunteer Management After Harvesting Down Corn

Down Corn Can Result in Volunteer Corn, Harvest Management of Down Corn, Volunteer Corn Management

Fall Fertilizer Recommendations

Soil Sampling, Lime Application, Phosphorus and Potassium Application, Manure Application, Nutrient Removal, Nitrogen Application

Value of Multiple Modes of Action for Corn Rootworm Control

Importance of Corn Product Selection, Insecticide Safety Considerations, B.t. Protection, Research, Results and Discussion, Importance of Controlling CRW Larvae, Practices That Can Increase CRW Pressure, Management Options, Genuity Rootworm Manager App

Purple Leaf Sheath in Corn

Symptoms, Summary

Nigrospora Ear and Cob Rot

Symptoms, Disease Development, Management

Managing Silage in Corn

Harvest Timing, Product Selection, Plant Population, Ensiling, Storage, Height/Length of Cut, Analysis

Management Options for Crop Residue

Management of Crop Residue, Planting, Tillage Considerations, Harvest, Residue in Continuous Corn Systems, Residue Estimation, Summary

Managing Late Season Perennial Weeds

Perennial Weed Growth and Management, Fall Herbicide Application Consideration,

Tips for Successful Grain Storage

Causes of Storage Problems, Grain Cooling and Aeration, Grain Checks and Observations, Insect Control, Safety

Soil Testing

Timing, How Often and How Many, Sampling Patterns, Handling, Interpreting the Soil Test

Processes of Crop Residue Breakdown

Nitrogen Cycle and Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio, Decomposition, Management, Summary

Irrigation Termination in Corn in the Great Plains

The Importance of Irrigation Management, The Impact of Water Stress in Late Reproductive Stages, Methods for Determining When to Irrigate, When to Terminate Irrigation in Corn

The Benefits of Flowering Cover Crops

Pollinators, Flowering Cover Crops

Minimizing Weed Seed Transfer at Harvest

Locate Weedy Fields Prior to Harvest, Clean Harvest Machinery

Harvesting Lodged Corn

Harvest Tips, Factors Causing Lodging, Control Volunteer Corn

Pod Shattering in Soybean

Causes, Management

Crown Rot in Corn

Disease Development and Symptoms, Harvest Concerns and Yield Impact, Disease Management

Physoderma Brown Spot and Stalk Rot in Corn

Disease Cycle and Symptoms of Physoderma Brown Spot, Physoderma and Stalk Breakage, Management of Physoderma Brown Spot

Corn Product Selection for Silage

Silage Quality, Product Performance for Silage, Corn Maturity, Select for Yield and Quality, On-Farm Trials, Seed Company Data

Aflatoxin in Corn - Monitoring and Management

Aflaxtoxin: Development, Aflatoxin: Sampling and Testing, Aflatoxin: Management, Aflatoxin: Management Tips, Handling Contaminated Grain

Alfalfa Weed Management

Prior to Planting, Seedling Year, Established Stand

Benefits, Adoption, and Value of Cover Crops

Conservation and Sustainability, Benefits to Producers, Adoption, Economic and Environmental Value, Summary

Corn Earworm in Corn

Corn Products with Insect Trait Protection, CEW Larvae Identification, CEW Life Cycle & Feeding, Damage Symptoms, Scouting, Insecticide Applications

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation 100-115 RM

Corn Maturity and Drydown, Late Planting and Cool Weather Effects, Frost Potential, Maturity Calculation

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation Greater than 115 RM

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation, Results of Late Planting and Cool Weather, Calculating Harvest Timing, Field Drying and Combine Losses

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation Less than 100 RM

Corn Maturity and Drydown, Late Planting and Cool Weather, Frost Potential, Maturity Calculation

Identifying and Managing Green Cloverworm

Identification, Injury Assessment, Management

Interpreting Yield Results - Data Variability and Accumulation

Variability of Observations, The Importance of Having All the Data, Rolling the Test-Plot Dice, Summary

Late Corn Harvest Issues

Drying Costs, Ear and Stalk Health, Crop Maturity. Gain Drydown Rate

Red Root Rot in Corn

Causes, Symptoms, Conditions, Management

Summer and Fall Alfalfa Management Practices

Late Summer and Fall Alfalfa Harvests, Fertilizer Needs, Stand Evaluation, Autotoxicity, Weed Management, Summary

Understanding Alfalfa Forage Quality Terms - Fontanelle

Alfalfa Forage Quality, Forage Quality Terminology, Summary

Corn Replanting Decisions

Evaluating the Existing Stand, Deciding Whether to Replant, When the Decision is Made to Replant, Product Selection

Maximizing Yield Potential of Soybean

Trait selection, insect and disease management, weed management, soil fertility

Early Season Bean Leaf Beetle in Soybean

Description, Mild Winter Survival, Injury to Soybeans, Scouting and Thresholds, Management Options

White Mold Management in Soybean

Identification, Management, Summary

The Benefits of Rowel Herbicide and Rowel FX Herbicide in Soybeans

General Information, Weeds Managed, Application Guidelines for Rowel Herbicide in Soybeans, Application Guidelines for Rowel FX Herbicide in Soybeans, Weed Symptoms from an Application of Rowel FX Herbicide

Corn and Soybean Water Use

Evapotranspiration, factors that influence ET, drought stress, excess water

Foliar Symptoms of Corn Nutrient Deficiencies

Deficiency Symptoms, Deficiency Symptoms for Common Nutrients, Contributing Factors, Testing for nutrient deficiencies, summary

Insects and Thresholds of Sorghum

Seed and root insect pests, stem and leaf insect pests, stem-boring insect pests, grain head insect pests, management

Late Corn Planting Options

Delays and the subsequent growing season, growing season length, maturity and GDU accumulation, when to switch maturities, managing late-panted corn

Purpling in Sorghum Seedlings

Anthocyanin pigment, other possible causes of purpling, cold-induced purpling, will yield potential be affected

Sorghum Water Use

Evapotranspiration, factors that influence ET, drought stress, excess water

Alfalfa Yield and Quality Influenced by Management Practices

Quality versus yield decision, predictive equations for standing alfalfa quality (PEAQ) Nutrient requirements, harvest schedules, reduce storage losses

Corn Rootworm in Northern Corn Belt

Corn rootworm species shift in the northern corn belt, corn rootwoom differences, bacillus thuringiensis (b.t.) insect protection, research and results, discussion, scouting

Early-Postemergence Weed Control in Corn and Soybeans

Weather can delay herbicide applications, early-POST corn herbicide program, early-POST soybean herbicide program

Mid-Season Corn Insect Identification

Corn Rootworm, European Corn Borer, Armyworms, Grasshoppers, Common Stalk Borer

Uneven Early Season Growth in Corn

Potential Causes, Effect on Yield Potential, Management Considerations

Yellow Corn

Environmental Conditions Impact, Management

Dry Cool Soils Can Increase the Risk of Herbicide Carryover

Factors that influence herbicide carryover, herbicide breakdown by soil microbes, dry conditions and herbicide carryover, herbicide carryover symptoms

Grain Sorghum - An Alternative Crop

Product selection, seeding rates, depth, and row spacing, fertility, weed management, insect and disease management, double cropping, harvesting

Soybean Nitrogen Credit for Corn Production

Nitrogen stewardship, nitrogen produced by root nodules, source of the nitrogen credit

Corn Growth Stages and GDU Requirements

Corn Growth Stages, Germination, VE to V8: Emergence and Stand Establishment

Irrigating Grain Sorghum

When to Irrigate, Sorghum Characteristics, Row Spacing and Seeding Rate for Irrigation, Water Use by Growth Stage, Tools and Equipment

Gray Leaf Spot Management

History, Pathogen Life Cycle, Epidemiology and Symptoms, Impact on Yield, Management Options

Adult Corn Rootworm Beetle Scouting and Management

Adult Identification, reasons for CRW Adult management, scouting, insecticide applications, multi-approach strategy for CRW management

Precept Insecticide

Key features, why use precept insecticide, key insects controlled, application instructions

Rootless Corn Syndrome

Symptoms of rootless corn syndrome, causes of rootless corn syndrome, effect on corn plants, potential benefits of cultivation

Water Use in Soybean and Irrigation Timing

Evapotranspiration, factors that influence ET, soybean water use and irrigation requirements by growth stage, plan ahead to avoid water stress

Postemergence Herbicide Applications in Soybean

Apply at the right time, use full labeled rates, additives and mixing procedures, tank mixtures, clean application equipment, plan for future growing seasons:importance of residual herbicides

Soybean Herbicide Injury

Factors Affecting Injury, Herbicide Symptoms, ALS Inhibitors (Group 2), Microtubule Inhibitors (Group 3), Growth Regulators (Group 4), Pigment Inhibitors (Groups 13, 27), PPO Inhibitors (Group 14), Photosystem II Inhibitors (Group 5), Long-chain Fatty Aci

Chlorinated Water and Biological Seed Treatments

Biological Seed Treatments are Living Organisms, Chlorinated Water, Recommendations if chlorinated water is the only source

Growing High Yielding Alfalfa

Establishment of an Alfalfa Stand, Maintaining a Stand for High Yields

Marestail Management

Marestail Biology, Marestail Control Challenges, Herbicide Management, Marestail Management Tips

Replanting Decisions for Soybeans

Evaluating the Existing Stand, Evaluating and Managing the Yield Potential of the Existing Stand

TripleFLEX® II Herbicide Interaction with Insecticides in Corn

TripleFLEX II Herbicide, Herbicide/Insecticide Interaction, TripleFLEX II Herbicide Use Instructions

Understanding the Impact of Corn Seed Size on Yield Potential

Impact on Yield Potential and Seed Quality, Impact on Emergence and Early Growth, Quality Control in Seed Production, Management of Different Seed Sizes

Benefits and Risks of an Early Planted Soybean Crop

Early soybean planting, university research studies

Corn Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms

Causes of Nutrient Deficiencies and Similar Symptomology, Nutrient Deficiency Foliar Symptoms, Corn Root Systems in Wet Soils, Nutrient Management

Kochia Management

Management Guidelines

Kochia - A Weed to Watch

Kochia Biology, Resistance to Herbicides, Best Management Practices, Integrated Weed Management Principles

Giant and Common Ragweed Management - North

Weed biology, Herbicide resistance, Best management practices

Soybean Leaf Yellowing

Nitrogen, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Soybean Cyst Nematode

Sun Safety

prevention, additional sun safety tips, self examination is key, growing safely video

Alfalfa Harvest Management

Alfalfa and Carbohydrate Reserves, Timing Cuttings, Yield vs. Quality, Alfalfa Technology

Adjusting Your Planter for Corn Seed Size

Seed Size and Yield Potential, Adjusting Planters for Seed Size and Shape, Seed Weight, Palatability Tests

Delayed Fertilizer Applications-Fontanelle

Corn Growth Stage, Nitrogen Loss, Section Title

Terminating Conventional Alfalfa Stands

Assessment of Alfalfa Stand, Termination of Conventional Alfalfa Stand

Soybean Nodulation Process

How are Nodules Formed?, Nitrogen Fertilization, Nodule Viability Assessment, When are Inoculants Needed?, Unsuccessful Nodulation, Summary

Early Season Insects of Soybean

Be on the Lookout, Insects to Look for, Seed Treatments, Sampling Methods

Warrant Herbicide for Residual Weed Control in Soybeans - RRPlus

Warrant Herbicide, Application Guidelines

Effects of Powders on Soybean Treatments Containing Rhizobia

Freshly Inoculated Seed Should Not Be Dried Too Rapidly, Planting-Time Application

Northern Corn Rootworm and Extended Diapause

Identification and Comparison, Life Cycle, Northern Corn Rootworm Extended Diapause, Best Management Practices

Common Cutworm Species Identification

Cutworm Management Options, Trapping Adults, Insecticide Treatments

How to Establish Effective Side-By-Side Comparisons

Layout of Plots and Planting, Collecting Notes and Data Throughout the Season, Analyzing Data, Summary

4 Keys to Weed Management for Plains, Midwest and Northeast

4 Keys to Weed Management for Plains, Midwest and Northeast

Balancing Yield Goals and Input Costs

Setting Yield Goals, Consider Your Input

Anhydrous Ammonia Injury to Corn

Anhydrous Ammonia Burn to Corn, Anhydrous Ammonia Injury, What Can be Done to Prevent Injury from Anhydrous Ammonia?

Corn and Soybean Stand Assessment

1/1000th Acre Method, Wheel Method, Hoop Method

Nitrogen Sidedressing in Corn

Sidedress Application Timing, Nitrogen Sources, Weighing Benefits vs Risks, Summary

Conducting Root Worm Digs for Corn Rootworm in Corn

Timing, Digging, Washing, Rating, Root Ratings for Management Decisions

In Season Plant Back Restrictions for Residual Herbicides

Fallow, Crop Replant, Corn Safety, Soybean Safety, Summary

Weed Competition with Soybean

The Critical Period for Weed Control, Factors That Affect Competition

Application Reminders for Roundup Brand Agricultural Herbicides

Coverage, Absorption, and Translocation, Use the Right Rate, Ammonium Sulfate (AMS), Making Re-Treatments, Tank Mixtures, Application Timing, Herbicide Mixing Order Matters

Fall Dormancy and Winterhardiness of Alfalfa Products

Fall Dormancy Ratings, Winterhardiness Ratings, Alfalfa Product Selection

Mexican and Southern Corn Rootworm Management

Mexican and Western Corn Rootworm, Southern Corn Rootworm, Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Western Corn Rootworm Rotation Resistant Variant

WCR Variant Population Increasing, WCR Identification, Scouting for WCR, WCR Variant Best Management Practices

Biotechnology Traits, Policy, and Regulatory Environment

Early Research and Development, Regulatory Data Development and Global Approvals, Commercial Stacked Products, Crucial Considerations, Regulatory Policy, Frameworks, and Outreach

Germination and Emergence of Soybean

The Germination and Emergence Process

Purpling in Corn Seedlings

Anthocyanin Pigment, Cold-Induced Purpling, Other Possible Causes

Managing Soybean Cyst Nematodes

Effect of SCN on soybeans, life cycle & biology, Management, Soil Sample Collection

Rescue Treatments in Field Corn for Corn Rootworm Larvae

Protecting Corn from Corn Rootworms, Corn Rootworm Larval Identification, Root Dig Sampling Method, Economic Threshold, Rescue Treatment Options, Follow Up

Valuation of Corn Rootworm Control Tactics Under Varying Levels of Pressure

Importance of Corn Rootworm Larvae Control, Management Options, Research, Results and Discussion, Additional Considerations, Genuity Rootworm Management App

Effects of Hard Water on Herbicide Efficacy

Hard Water and Herbicides, Ammonium Sulfate (AMS)

Fall or Spring Anhydrous Ammonia Application

Anhydrous Ammonia, Fall Application, Spring Application, Splitting Fall and Spring N Applications

Corn Rootworm Best Management Practices

CRW Quick Facts, CRW Best Management Practices

Effect of Soil Saturation on Available Nitrogen

Loss of Nitrogen, Is Supplemental Nitrogen Necessary?, Nitrogen Management

Flooding Effects on Soil Biodiversity

Effects of Flooding in Soybean Fields, Effects of Flooding in Corn Fields

Frost and Cold Temperature Damage to Small Corn

Corn Sensitivity to Low Temperatures, Symptoms of Cold Temperature Injury to Corn, Assessing Recovery Potential

Handling Low-Germination Soybean Seed

Seed Size, Common Soybean Appearance Problems, General Guidelines for Handling Low Germination and Sensitive Soybean Seed, Low-Germination Soybean Seed and Seeding Rate, Soybean Seed Treatments, Summary

Late Burndown Options North - Soybeans and Corn

Burndown Application Timing, Late Burndown Tankmix Options for Corn and Soybean, Herbicide Programs

Considerations for Planting Conventional Corn

Corn Product Selection, Monitor Weeds, Insects, and Diseases, Fertility, Managing Yield Expectations, Manage Grain Purity

Considerations for Planting into Prior Unplanted Acreage

Corn Rootworm Pressure, Weed Management, Nitrogen Status, Fallow Syndrome, Summary

Evaluation of Tillage Systems

Tillage System Classifications, Tillage Comparisons

Management of Low-Germination Soybean Seed

Seed Size, Low-Germination Soybean Seed and Seeding Rate, Soybean Seed Treatments, Summary

Maximizing Glyphosate Efficacy

Roundup Agricultural Herbicides, Use the Full Labeled Rate, Spray Additives and Tank Mixtures, Water Quality and Spray Volume, Environmental and Other Considerations

ATV Safety

ATV Safety - Reducing the Risk, ATVs Can Be Dangerous, Are You Operating Safely, ATV Safety Institute's Golden Rules

Managing Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Stand Establishment, Site Selection, Soil Fertility, Autotoxicity, Seeding Considerations, Companion Crops, Weed Management, Fall Management, Stand Life and Rotation Timing

Cover Crop Removal

Timing of Removal, Method of Termination

Maintaining Irrigation Systems

Background, Water Pumping, Treatment and Distribution, Water Uniformity

Benefits of Refuge-in-a-Bag Corn Blend Products

Selecting Corn Products, Why Plant a Refuge?, Refuge-in-a-Bag, Structured Refuges, Important Questions

Growth Stages of Sorghum

Identifying Plant Structures, Determining Growth Stages, Calculating Growing Degree Units

Soil Water Sensor Use in Irrigation

Checkbook Method, Soil Moisture Sensors, Accurate Measurements, Sensor Installation and Calibration

Starter Fertilizers in Corn

Starter Fertilizer Benefits, Macronutrients, Placement, Starter Fertilizer Products and Rates, Importance of Soil Testing

Sidewall Compaction and Corn Seedlings

Soil Compaction, How Sidewall Compaction Occurs, Potential Problems from Sidewall Compaction, Diagnosing Sidewall Compaction, Avoiding or Reducing Sidewall Compaction

Weed Competition in Corn

The Impact of Weeds in Corn, The Critical Period for Weed Control in Corn, The Impact of Late-Emerging Weeds, Weed Management Implications

Agricultural Biological Products

The Monsanto BioAg Alliance, Types of Biological Products, Current BioAg Products

Factors Influencing Soybean Nodulation

Background, Soil Chemistry and Nutrients, Cultural and Physical, Temperature and Precipitation, Biology, Monsanto BioAg Inoculant Products Can Help

Goss’s Wilt through the Years

Distribution, A Change in Production Practices, The Culprit, Goss's Wilt Now and in the Future, Monsanto's Breeding Efforts

Volunteer Corn Management in Corn and Soybean

Effects on Yield Potential, Volunteer Corn Prevention Tips, Pre-Plant Management Tips, Corn Replant Management Tips

Determining When to Begin Corn and Soybean Planting

Ideal planting temperatures, chilling injury, corn and soybean planting

Scheduling Irrigation for Corn

Fundamentals - The Soil Water and ET-Based Paradigm

High Yield Corn Management

Foundation Basics, Weather, Fertility, Seed Selection, Crop Rotation, Plant Density, Tillage and Growth Regulators, Summary

Quality and Appearance of Soybean Seed

Common Soybean Appearance Problems, Soybean Seed Treatment

Weed Resistance Management in Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa - Plains

Weed Control in Alalfa, Weed Management Options, Weed Management Guidelines

Water Application Efficiency

What is Water Application Efficiency?, Mechanisms of Water Losses, Considerations for Improving Efficiency, Furrow Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, Microirrigation, Variable Rate Irrigation

Managing Nematodes in Corn

Nematode Damage Symptoms, Effects of Nematode Feeding, Nematode Sampling, Management Options

Pre-Season Maintenance Planter Check-up

Benefits, rate of seed delivery, planter maintenance, tip for getting your planter ready to go

Nitrogen Availability this Spring

Sources of Nitrogen, Nitrogen Fertilizers and Risk of Loss

Agronomic Benefits of Crop Rotation

Disease Management, Insect Management, Weed Management, Nutrient Availability, Soil Benefits, Additional Benefits, Risk Management, Maximizing Yield Potential, Summary

Integrated Pest Management for Corn

What is IMP?, Importance of IPM in Corn Production, Scouting, an important IPM Function, IPM Practices That Can Help Manage Pests, Use of B.t. Products

Managing Volunteer Canola in Soybean

Reduce Harvest Losses, Tillage Management, Crop Rotation, Cultural Practices, Herbicide Options for Soybean

Nitrogen Optimization in Corn

N Loss Mechanisms, Timing N Application, Sources and Application Methods, Application Rate

Weed Management in Seed Corn Production

Limited Herbicide Options for Weed Management, Herbicide Treatments in Trial, Additional Trial Guidelines, Trial Results,

Effects of Population and Variable Rate Seeding on Corn Yield

Yield components, population research and variable rate seeding

Monitor In-Furrow Starter Fertilizer Damage to Corn

Use Considerations for Pop-Up Starter Fertilizers, Placement of Starter Fertilizers, Fertilizer Salt, Toxicity and Rate Effects, Damage from Pop-Up Starter Fertilizer

The Importance of Fertility in a Soybean Crop

N, P, and K Removal, Soil Analysis, Soil pH and Nutrient Availability, Yield Targets, Summary

Fertilizing Corn in Medium- to High-Yield Environments

Background, Corn Macronutrient Use, Additional Corn Nutrient Use, Soil Analysis and pH, Conclusion

Product Placement

Product Positioning, Considerations, Soil Texture, Drainage and Fertility Levels, Disease and Insect Pressure, Weed Management, Crop Rotation and Tillage System, Yield Environment, Summary

Palmer Amaranth - A Weed to Watch

Competitive Advantage, Management Options

Benefits, Adoption, and Value of Cover Crops

Conservation and Sustainability, Benefits to Producers, Adoption of Cover Crop Practices, Economic and Environmental Value, Summary

Protect Soybean Seedlings with ILeVO Seed Treatment

Introducing ILeVO, SDS and SCN: Major Yield Robbing Pests of Soybeans, Triple-Action Protection, Yield Benefit, The Halo Effect

Fall Dormancy and Winter Hardiness of Alfalfa Products

Alfalfa Fall Dormancy, Alfalfa Winter Hardiness, Alfalfa Products

Product Selection for Above-Ground Insect Protection

What is Genuity VT Double PRO Technology, Evaluate Genuity VT Double PRO Technology

Continuous Corn Management

Field Selection, Product Selection, Fertility, Managing Residue, Planting Rates, Insect and Disease Control, Weed Management, Managing Harvest

Agronomic Benefits of Crop Rotation

Disease Management, Insect Management, Weed Management, Nutrient Availability, Soil Benefits, Additional Benefits, Risk Management, Maximizing Yield Potential, Summary

Grain Sorghum - An Alternative Crop

Product Selection, Seeding Rates, Depth, and Row Spacing, Weed Management, Fertility, Harvesting, Double Cropping

Productivity, Tilth, and Health of Soils with Cover Crop Practices

Reduction of Runoff, Erosion, and Nutrient Loss, Productivity, Summary

Advantages of New Soybean Seed Over Saved Seed

Potential for Savings, Field Trials, Legal Questions, Costs and Quality

Corn Product Selection: Are Value Added Traits A Fit?

Benefits of Biotechnology Corn, Weed Management Benefits, Insect Management Benefits, Summary

Evaluate Tillage Systems

Tillage Classifications, The Purpose of Tillage, Tillage Systems, Making Tillage Decisions

How to Select Soybean Products

Product Yield Potential, Disease/Pest Resistance, Maturity Groups, Standability and Soybean Plant Height, Additional Considerations, Summary

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Soybean: Factors and Management

IDC Symptoms, Why Leaves Turn Yellow, Management

What is Sulfonylurea Ready (SR) Soybean Technology

Sulfonylurea Tolerance, Enhanced Weed Control, Value in Double Crop Soybeans

Managing Palmer Amaranth - North

General Management Guidelines, Post-Harvest Management, Ecofarming Management

Reduce Harvest Losses in Soybean and Corn

Corn: How to Measure Harvest Loss, Reduce Corn Harvest Loss, Soybeans: How to Measure Harvest Loss, Reduce Soybean Harvest Loss, Summary

Causes and Management of Corn Stalk Lodging

Drooping Ears, Cannibalization and Physiological Stalk Lodging, Stalk Rots, Anthracnose Stalk Rot, Fusarium Stalk Rot, Gibberella Stalk Rot, Diplodia Stalk Rot, Scouting, Harvesting Tips, Grain Storage Tips, Summary

Harvest Safety Tips

Farm Equipment Safety, Bin Safety

Estimating Value of Standing Corn for Silage

Background, Factors for Estimating Silage Value, Summary

Soybean Seed Treatments

Early Insect and Disease Damage, Acceleron Seed Treatment Products, Fungicide Seed Treatment Benefits, Insecticide Seed Treatment Benefits, Sudden Death Syndrome and Nematodes, Inoculants, Monsanto Research Trials

Giant and Common Ragweed Management - North

Weed Biology, Herbicide Resistance, Best Management Practices

Giant and Common Ragweed - Weeds to Watch

Weed Environment, Identification, Emergence, Growth and Development, Competition with Crops

Benefits of Alfalfa Seed Coating

Establishing a Stand, What is in a Seed Coating, Seeding Rate and Planter Calibration, Summary

Estimating the Potential Yield of a Soybean Crop

Importance of Potential Yield Estimation, Timing of Soybean Sampling, Estimation Techniques

Fall Burndown Options Prior to Planting Soybeans - South

Benefits, Winter Annual Weeds, Marestail and Palmer Amaranth, Herbicide Recommendations, Summary

Interpreting Yield Results - Data Evaluation and Statistical Measurements

Evaluate Multiple Locations, Evaluate Multiple Scenarios, Seek Head-to-Head Comparisons, Statistical Differences, Identify Differences not Related to the Seed

Fall Frost and Corn Maturity

Physiological Maturity or Black Layer, Late Planting and Risk of a Killing Frost, Timing of Black Layer Development

Stalk Lodging and Harvesting Down Corn

Contributing Factors, Harvesting Tips, Options for Controlling Volunteer Corn

Assessing Corn Yield Potential

Yield Component Method, Ear Weight Method, Predicting Corn Harvest Date

Interpreting Yield Results - Data Variability and Accumulation

Variability of Observations, The Importance of Having All the Data, Rolling the Test-Plot Dice, Summary

Warrant Ultra Herbicide for Residual and Postemergence Weed Control in Soybeans

Warrant Ultra Herbicide, Crop Safety, Application and General Use Guidelines

Late Season Hail Damage to Soybean

Evaluation of Damage, Indeterminate and Determinate Soybeans, Defoliation, Management, Summary

Managing Cercospora Leaf Blight and Purple Seed Stain

Characteristics, Management Recommendations, Effect on Yield

Soybean Green Stem Syndrome and Pod Shatter

Green Stem Syndrome, Contributing Factors, Pod Shatter, Harvest Considerations, Summary

Harvest Aid Products for Soybeans

Harvest Aid Products, Time of Application, Pre-Harvest Aid Herbicides, Pre-Harvest Weed Management, Summary

Anthracnose Diseases of Corn

Disease Development, Symptoms, Management Options: Mid-Season, Management Options: Prior to Harvest, Management Options: Next Season

Selecting Corn Products

Yield Potential, Evaluating Traits, Growing Degree Units, Consider Relative Maturities, Corn-on-Corn Acres

Water Use in Row Crops

Evapotranspiration, Factors that Influence Evapotranspiration, Water Stress, Excess Water, Summary

Timely Soybean Harvest Benefits

Monitor Soybean Moisture, Lost Profit Potential, Harvest Decisions, Adjust Harvest Equipment, Grain Storage

Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome

Symptoms, Distinguishing SDS, Disease Cycle, Disease Management

Soybean Pod Shattering

Causes for Pod Shatter, Management

Biology and Management of Septoria Brown Spot in Soybean

Description and Biology, Damage and Incidence, Management Practices

Don’t Overlook European Corn Borer

Scouting for Corn Borer, ECB Feeding Damage, Economic Thresholds for Insecticide Treatments, B.t. Corn Products Are a Solution

Harvesting and Grazing Forage Sorghums

Types of Forage Sorghums, Prussic Acid Toxicity, Nitrate Toxicity, Forage Testing Labs, Harvesting

SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME QUICK FACTS

IMPACT ON YOUR CROP, TIPS TO MANAGE, WHAT TO SCOUT

White Mold in Soybean Quick Facts

IMPACT ON YOUR CROP, TIPS TO MANAGE, WHAT TO SCOUT

Monitoring and Managing Aflatoxin in Corn

Development, sampling and testing procedures

FALL ARMYWORM QUICK FACTS

Impact on your crop, Tips to manage, What to scout

High Temperature Effects on Corn Pollination

Drought Stress Versus Heat Stress, Effects of High Temperatures on Silking, Effects of Heat on Pollen

Options to Reduce the Risk of Fallow Syndrome

Conditions That Promote Fallow Syndrome, Identifying Fallow Syndrome in Corn, Effect on Yield Potential, Options to Reduce Risk of Fallow Syndrome

Soybean Stem Borer

Distribution, identification and life cycle

Corn Fertility in Medium– to High– Yield Environments

Soil Testing and PH, Corn Growth and Nutrient Use, Other Important Nutrients for Corn

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation - Relative Maturity <100

Corn Maturity and Drydown, Late Planting and Cool Weather Effects, Frost Potential, Maturity Calculation

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation - Relative Maturity 100-120

Corn Maturity and Drydown, Late Planting and Cool Weather Effects, Frost Potential, Maturity Calculation

Corn Maturity, Drydown, and GDU Accumulation - Relative Maturity >115

Corn Maturity and Drydown, Late Planting and Cool Weather Effects, Frost Potential, Maturity Calculation

Soybean Aphid

Aphid Biology and Life Cycle, Damage to Soybean, Scouting and Thresholds, Management

Rootless Sorghum Syndrome

Brace Root Development, Causes of Rootless Sorghum

Soybean Lodging

Soybean Lodging Causes, Management, Harvesting Considerations

Making Sense of Corn Test Weight

Background, Is Yield Influenced by Test Weight?, Is there a Correlation Between Yield & Test Weight? Corn Product Selection Impacting Test Weight

Considerations for Planting into Prior Unplanted Acreage

Corn rootworm pressure, weed management, nitrogen status, and fallow syndrome

Management Decisions in Storm Damaged or Unplanted Fields

Economic Perspective, Plant Health, Field Management, Weed Control

Managing Early Onset of Foliar Diseases in Corn

Plant Health Impact on Yield Potential, Conditions Favoring Disease Development, Scouting and Disease Identification, Fungicide Considerations, Making an Application Decision

Terminating Irrigation in Corn Production

Managing Irrigation for Corn Production

Unusually Long Silks Prior to Tassel Emergence

Traditional silking process, effects of silling prior to tassel emergence

Considerations for Using Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage

Assessing the Crop for Early Harvest, Silage Harvest Precautions, Rules of Thumb for Estimating Yield, Selling Drought-Stressed Corn, Fertility Management

Disease Management with Fungicides for Corn and Soybeans

Corn, Soybeans, Summary

Pre-Tassel Nitrogen Application in Corn

Nitrogen Application Timing, Pre-Tassel Applications

Yield Components of Soybean R5-R8 Growth Stages

Beginning Seed (R5), Full Seed (R6), Beginning Maturity (R7), Full Maturity (R8)

Grasshoppers on Soybean

Biology, Identification, Life Cycle, Feeding and Damage, Scouting and Thresholds, Sampling Methods, Management

Management Practices for Alfalfa in Summer and Fall

Growth Cycle, Harvest, Nutrients and Soil pH, Evaluate Established Stand, Autotoxicity, Weed Control

Managing Grain Sorghum Diseases

Foliar Diseases, Head Smut, Crazy Top Downy Mildew, Anthracnose, Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus, Sorghum Downy Mildew

Root Lodging in Corn

Lodging Damage, Yield Potential After Lodging, Management of Lodged Corn, Foliar Fungicide Application to Lodged Corn, Harvesting Lodged Corn

Goss's Wilt Quick Facts

Impact on your crop, Tips to manage, What to scout

Soybean Aphid Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Terminating Irrigation in Soybean Production

Using Irrigation Scheduling, Using the Rule of Thumb Approach

Abnormal Corn Ear Development

Ear Pinching, Blunt Ear Syndrome, Incomplete Kernel Set, Drought Damaged Ears, Zipper Ears, Tip Dieback, Chaffy Ears, Pesticide Management

Diminished Kernel Set in Corn

When Tassels and Ears Initiate, Pollination and Ovule Fertilization, Diminished Kernel Set, Kernel Reduction Before and After Pollination, Summary

Distinguishing Among Common Soybean Fungal Diseases

Red Crown Rot, Stem Canker, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), Brown Stem Rot (BSR), Summary

Effect of Greensnap Injury on Corn Yield Potential

Greensnap Injury and Corn Growth, Assessing Storm Damage, Additional Factors, Managing the Risk

Frogeye Leaf Spot Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Slug Damage in Corn and Soybeans

Lifecycle, Crop Damage, Scouting

Corn Tillering

Corn Tillers, Tiller Effects in Corn

Head Smut and Common Smut in Corn

Head Smut, Common Smut, Distinguishing Between Head Smut and Common Smut, Disease Management

Managing Flooded Soybean Fields

Saturated and Flooded Fields, Soil Crusting, Scouting and Replanting Options

Volunteer Corn Management in Corn and Soybean

Effects on Yield Potential, Volunteer Corn Prevention Tips, Pre-Plant Management Tips, Corn Replant Management Tips

Warrant Herbicide Micro-Encapsulation Technology

Warrant Herbicide, Micro-encapsulation Technology, Electron Microscope Images

Western Bean Cutworm in Corn

Life Cycle and Identification, Scouting, Treatment and Management

Causes for Corn Root Lodging

Factors Causing Root Lodging, Can Corn Plants Recover?, Management, Summary

Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Subhead, Disease Cycle, Management

Corn Leaf Diseases

Anthracnose Leaf Blight, Eyespot, Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt, Goss’s Wilt, Physoderma Brown Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Southern Corn Leaf Blight, Common Rust, Southern Rust, Gray Leaf Spot, Management

Gray Leaf Spot Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Herbicide Injury in Corn

Soil-Applied Herbicide Injury, Foliar-Applied Herbicide Injury

Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Managing Corn Plant Health to Maximize Yield Potential

Determining Corn Yield Potential, Critical Growth Stages, Photosynthesis and Crop Stress, Managing Stress, Managing Disease, Summary

Managing Stink Bugs in Soybean and Corn

Scouting for Stink Bugs, Stink Bug Identification and Management

Soybean Yield Components During R1-R4 Growth Stages

Beginning Flowering (R1), Full Flower (R2), Beginning Pod (R3), Full Pod (R4), Management Considerations

Corn Earworm Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Management of Japanese Beetle in Corn and Soybean

Life Cycle and Identification, Corn Scouting and Thresholds, Soybean Scouting and Thresholds, Control

Rapid Growth Syndrome in Corn

Symptoms, Possible Causes, Other Causes for Similar Symptoms, Yield Impacts

Corn Earworm in Corn (Corn Growing Area)

Corn Products with Insect Trait Protection, CEW Larvae Identification, CEW Life Cycle and Feeding, Damage Symptoms, Scouting, Insecticide Applications

Corn Management in Flooded Fields

Survival of Corn Plants, Potential Flooding Problems, Scouting and Replanting Options

Frost and Cold Temperature Damage to Small Corn

Corn Sensitivity to Low Temperatures, Symptoms of Cold Temperature Injury to Corn, Assessing Recovery Potential

Late Season Soybean Management

Soybean Insects, Soybean Diseases, Weed Management, Water Stress, Nitrogen Application, Summary

Management of Spider Mites in Corn

Two Species Commonly Found on Corn, Basic Life Cycle, Feeding Damage, Scouting, Prevention, Treating an Established Infestation, Preventative Treatment with Miticides

Soybean Plant Health and Foliar Fungicides

Protecting Plant Health, Disease Identification, Fungicides and Diseases, Fungicide Application Considerations

Corn Rootworm Beetle Management

Background, Consideration for Beetle Management, Intensive Scouting Required, Scouting Guidelines, Insecticide Applications, Multi-Approach Strategy for CRW Management

Evaluating Wheat for Winter Injury

Wheat Condition, Evaluation, Management

Frost and Cold Temperature Damage to Small Soybeans

Soybeans vs. Corn, Will the Soybean Plant Make It?, Will Soybean Fields Need to be Replanted?

Corn Rootworm Beetle (Adult) Management

Background, Logic of Adult Management, Success Depends on Diligent Scouting, Thresholds for Ear Protection, Thresholds for Suppression of Egg Laying, Insecticide Applications, Integrating Strategies for Effective CRW Management

Delayed Fertilizer Applications

Corn Growth Stage, Nitrogen Loss, Fertilizer Products, Summary

Sorghum Foliar and Stalk Disease Management

Foliar Diseases, Stalk Diseases

In-Season Weed Control Options for Grain Sorghum

Timing Weed Control, Weed Spectrum, POST Herbicide Options

Bacterial Diseases of Corn

Goss's Wilt; Symptoms, Environmental Factors and Management of Goss's Wilt; Bacterial Stalk Rot; Symptoms, Environmental Factors and Management of Bacterial Stalk Rot; Stewart's Wilt; Symptoms, Environmental Factors and Management of Stewart's Wilt

Black Cutworm Quick Facts

Impact On Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Considerations on Cold and Corn Planting

Asking the 'What ifs', Corn Germination and Quality, Management Considerations

Corn Leafing Out Prior to Emergence Due to Chilling Injury

Emergence vs Leafing Out, Chilling or Cold Temperature Injury, Other Causes of Leafing Out, Management Practices

Goss's Wilt through the Years

Distribution, A Change in Production Practices, The Culprit, Goss's Wilt Now and In the Future

Identification of Common Cutworm Species

Army Cutworm, Black Cutworm, Bristly Cutworm, Bronzed Cutworm, Claybacked Cutworm, Dingy Cutworm, Glassy Cutworm, Redbacked Cutworm, Sandhill Cutworm, Spotted Cutworm, Varigated Cutworm, Cutwork Management Options, Trapping Adults, Insecticide Treatments,

In-Furrow Starter Fertilizer Damage to Corn

Starter Fertilizer and Placement, Pop-up Starter Fertilizer Damage, Fertilizer Salt, Toxicity and Rate Effects

Conditions that Impact Soybean Germination and Emergence

Soybean Germination, Conditions that Affect Germination and Emergence

Late Corn Planting Considerations

How Long is my Growing Season?, When to Switch Maturities?, Impact of the Growing Season

Rescue Treatments in Field Corn for Corn Rootworm Larvae

Protecting Corn from Corn Rootworms, Corn Rootworm Larval Identification, Root Dig Sampling Method, Economic Threshold, Rescue Treatment Options, Follow Up

Water Use in Corn & Irrigation Timing for Maximizing Yield Potential

Evapotranspiration (ET), Factors that Influence ET, Corn Water Use and Irrigation Requirements by Growth Stage

Water Use in Soybeans & Irrigation Timing for Maximizing Yield Potential

Evapotranspiration (ET), Factors that Influence ET, Soybean Water Use and Irrigation Requirements by Growth Stage, Plan Ahead to Avoid Water Stress

New Technologies for the Farm

The Climate Corporation, Climate Technology Platform, Climate Basic, Climate Pro, Climate Pro Advisors

Phosphorus and Potassium Fertility for Corn and Soybean

Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Managing P and K

ARM Yourself Against Yield-Robbing Pests

Corn Rootworm is the Billion Dollar Bug

Cold, Saturated Soil Effects on Corn Germination and Emergence

Cold Temperatures and Chilling Injury, Saturated and Flooded Soils, Injury Assessment and Management

Application Reminders for Roundup(R) Brand Agricultural Herbicides

Coverage, Absorption and Translocation; Use the Right Rate; Ammonium Sulfate (AMS); Making Re-Treatments; Tank Mixtures; Application Timing

Residual Herbicides in Corn Applied Pre- and Post-

Early Season Weed Management, Tank Mix Partners, Carrier Options, Additional Information

Agricultural Biological Products

The Monsanto BioAg Alliance, Types of Biological Products, Current BioAg Products

Late Burndown Options - North

Turndown Application Timing, Late Turndown Tankmix Options, Herbicide Programs

Maintaining Irrigation Systems

Background, Water Pumping, Treatment and Distribution, Water Uniformity

Minimizing Off-Target Drift of Herbicides

Types of Drift, Weather Conditions Affecting Drift, Type of Herbicide, Equipment and Application Considerations

Warrant Herbicide Label Update

Warrant(R) Herbicide, Product Labels

Corn Rootworm Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices, Scouting

Corn Rootworm Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop, Tips to Manage, What to Scout

Identification and Management of Corn Rootworm

Major Species, Identification, Potential Damage, Scouting and Control Determination, Management Considerations, Insecticide Selection

Managing Soil Crusting with a Rotary Hoe

Background, Effect of Soil Crusting on Crop Growth, Management

Maximizing Glyphosate Efficacy

Roundup(R) Agricultural Herbicides

Nitrogen Sidedressing in Corn

Sidedress Application Timing, Nitrogen Sources, Weighing Benefits vs Risks, Summary

Optimizing Soybean Emergence and Early Growth

Soybean Germination and Emergence, Planting Date, Other Cultural Practices, Seed Treatments, Summary

Burndown and Early Season Weed Control - North

What is at Stake?, Weed Identification, Treatment Recommendations

Weed Management Solutions in Soybean - North

Factors for All Weed Management Solutions, Herbicide Comparison, Flexibility of Application

Seedling Diseases of Corn

Favorable Environoment, Symptomology and Identification, Common Pathogens

TripleFLEX® II Herbicide Interaction with Insecticides in Corn

Herbicide/Insecticide Interaction, Instructions

Identification of Common Cutworm Species

Army Cutworm, Black Cutworm, Bristly Cutworm, Bronzed Cutworm, Claybacked Cutworm, Dingy Cutworm, Glassy Cutworm, Redbacked Cutworm, Sandhill Cutworm, Spotted Cutworm, Varigated Cutworm, Cutwork Management Options, Trapping Adults, Insecticide Treatments,

Nitrogen Availability this Spring

Sources of Nitrogen, Nitrogen Fertilizers and Risk of Loss, Nitrogen Stabilizers, Determining N Availability, Summary

Soil Water Sensors Use in Irrigation

Checkbook Method, Soil Moisture Sensors, Accurate Measurements, Sensors Instillation and Callibration

Soybean Optimum Planting Conditions and Seed Placement

Optimal Soil Temperatures, Saturated Flooded Soils, Soil Compaction, Soil Crusting, Planting, Summary

Sprayer Cleanout

Importance of Sprayer Cleanout, Preplanning, Cleaning Agents, General Cleaning Process between Crops

Goss's Wilt through the Years

Distribution, A Change in Production Practices, The Culprit

In-Furrow Starter Fertilizer Damage to Corn

Starter Fertilizer and Placement; Pop-Up Starter Fertilizer Damage; Fertilizer Salt, Toxicity and Rate Effects; Use Considerations

Phytophthora Root Rot Quick Facts

Impact on Your Crop; What to Scout; Tips to Manage

Seedling Diseases of Soybean

Types of Seedling Diseases, Causal Agents and Symptoms; Pathogen Identification; Management

Warrant Herbicide Use in Corn, Soybeans, and Cotton

Warrant Herbicide, Corn, Soybeans, Cotton, General Use

Weed Control in Soybeans Needs Good Residual Herbicide Performance

Factors Affecting Performance, Management Considerations, Hypothetical Weed Management Situations

Weed Resistance Management in Genuity Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Weed Control in Alfalfa, Weed Management Options, Weed Management Guidelines

Considerations for Burndown and Early Season Weed Management

Importance of Early Weed Control, Timing, Burndown Applications, Environmental Factors, Treatment Recommendations

Balancing Yield Goals and Input Costs

Setting yield goals and considering your inputs

Corn Seed Size, Plantability, Germination, and Yield Potential

Seed size and yield potential, planter adjustments and effect on germination

Managing Alfalfa Seeding

Product selection criteria, rates and coatings, nutrients and weed control

Quick Comparison of Weed Management Systems in Soybeans - North

Quick Comparison of Weed Management Systems in Soybeans

Bacterial Blight in Soybean

Disease cycle, symptoms and management

Corn Leaf Aphids

Aphid biology, life cycle, scouting and management

Diplodia Stalk and Ear Rot in Corn

Symptoms, losses, scouting and management

Early Season Hail Damage to Corn

What to do, leaf damage, assessing the stand

Effects on and Management of Late-Season Flooding on Corn

Associated problems with late-flooding, management considerations

End of Season Flooding in Soybean

Effect on yield potential and other effects

Hail Damaged Corn - Mid to Late Season

Leaf defoliation and plant bruising, stand losses and direct ear damage

Identify and Manage Corn Ear Molds

Management, testing and harvest

Japanese Beetle in Corn and Soybean Fields

Life cycle and identification, and control

Managing V6 to V10 Corn in Flooded Fields

Survival, flooding problems and replanting options

Mid and Late Season Bean Leaf Beetle

Description, pest identification and management

Recovery and damage assessment of wind damaged corn

Root lodging, green snap, bent stems, and management

Soybean White Mold and In-Season Management

Conditions that favor and limit white mold

Stalk Lodging and Harvesting Down Corn

Contributing factors and harvesting tips

Sun Safety

Prevention and safety tips

Western Bean Cutworm in Corn

Life cycle, scouting and management

White Sugarcane Aphid Attacking Sorghum

Identification, damage and management

Calibrate Grain Yield Monitors

Confirm Accurate Yield Data, Update Software, Hardware Inspection, Grain Temperature Sensor, Moisture Sensor, Mass Flow Sensor, Header Height, Ground Speed and Distance

Goss's Wilt - Diagnosis and Sample Submission

Symptoms, Can Be Confused With, Laboratory Diagnosis, University Plant Clinics, Leaf Sampling Tips

Common Rust of Corn

Life Cycle, Favorable Conditions, Effect on Yield Potential, Management Options

Corn Pollination and Fertilization

Anatomy of the Corn Flower, The Ear, The Tassel, Pollination, Fertilization, Kernel Abortion, Management Considerations

Ear Rot Diseases of Corn

Environmental Conditions, Disease Descriptions, Scouting

Fertilizing Corn in Medium to High Yield Environments

Nutrient Removal by the Crops, Soil Test, Soil pH, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) Fertilizer Recommendations, Minor Nutrients

Grasshopper Management in Corn

Biology, Identification, Life Cycle, Damage, Scouting and Thresholds, Management

Head Smut and Common Smut in Corn

Head Smut, Common Smut, Distinguishing Between Head and Common Smut, Disease Management

Identify and Manage Goss's Wilt of Corn

Life Cycle, Symptomology, Seed Infection and Transmission, Monsanto Efforts, Management Options

Importance of Corn Growth Stage and GDUs

Emergence through Early Growth Stages (VE-V8), Rapid Growth and Dry Matter Accumulation (V10-V17), Pollination (V18-R1), Grain Fill (R2-R6)

Managing Corn Plant Health to Help Maximize Yield Potential

Corn Yield Potential Component, Critical Growth Stages, Photosynthesis and Yield Potential, Managing Stress Conditions, Fungicide Applications

Managing Silage in Corn

Harvest Timing, Product Selection, Plant Population, Ensiling, Storage, Height and Length of Cut, Irrigation

Managing the Effects of Crop Residue in Continuous Corn

Negative Effects of Excessive Crop Residue, Basics of Residue Composition, Practices that Assist in Managing/Decomposing Excess Residue, Product Selection

Purple Leaf Sheath Issues and Physoderma Brown Spot in Corn

Disease Cycle and Symptoms of Physoderma Brown Spot, Management of Physoderma Brown Spot, Purple Leaf Sheath

Red Root Rot in Corn

Symptoms, Conditions Favoring the Disease, Management

Selecting Corn Products for Above Ground Insect Protection

What is Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete Corn Blend? Considerations for Genuity VT Double PRO RIB Complete Corn Blend

Selecting Corn Products for Corn on Corn Fields

Background, Yield, Agronomic Characteristics, Other Characteristics

Southern Rust of Corn

Life Cycle, Favorable Conditions, Symptoms, Effect on Yield Potential, Management Options,

Understanding Sap Beetles in Corn

Identification, Life Cycle, Damage, Scouting and Management

Corn and Soybean Yield Potential Based on Growth Stage and Drought

Importance of Early Weed Control, Timing, Burndown Applications, Environmental Factors, Treatment Recommendations

Effect of Cool Season on Corn and Soybean Harvest Timing and Storage

Harvest Timing, Frost, Drying, Storage

Fall Fertilizer Recommendations

Soil Sampling, Lime Application, Phosphorus and Potassium Application, Nitrogen Application, Manure Application, Nutrient Removal

Grain Storage for Corn and Soybean

Causes of Storage Problems, Grain Cooling and Aeration, Grain Checks and Observation, Insect Control, Safety

Harvest Loss, Drying Costs, and Discounts

Corn Maturity and Harvest Loss, Corn Harvest Losses and Drying Costs, Soybean Maturity and Harvest Loss, Soybean Harvest Losses and Discounts

Managing Crop Residue with Tillage

Crop Rotation, Distribution of Residue, Topography, Soil Characteristics, Insect, Disease and Weed Management, Nutrient Management, Planting Equipment, Economics of Reduced Tillage

Safe Grain Handling and Storage

Don’t Get Trapped, What Causes Entrapment?, Grain Bin Accidents are Increasing, Injuries and Deaths, Prevent Grain Entrapments, Additional Safety Tips

Cover Crops

Benefits of Planting Cover Crops, Planting/Seeding Cover Crops, Removal of Cover Crops, Other Issues to Consider, Resources

Management Practices for Alfalfa in Summer and Fall

Alfalfa Growth Cycle, Alfalfa Harvest, Nutrients and Soil pH, Evaluate Established Stand, Autotoxicity, Weed Control

Importance of Timely Soybean Harvest

Soybean Moisture Content, Harvest Considerations, Equipment Adjustment, Storage

Late Season Soybean Management

Soybean Insects, Soybean Diseases, Weed Management, Water Stress, Nitrogen (N) Application

Managing Soybean Cyst Nematodes

Agronomic Impact of SCN, Biology of SCN, Management of SCN, Races and HG Type, Cultural Practices, Seed Treatments, Sampling for SCN

Row Width Trends, Advantages, and Considerations for Soybean

Background, Current Trends, Narrow Row Width Advantages, Row Width Considerations

The Importance of Fertility in a Soybean Crop

N, P and K Removal, Soil Analysis, Soil pH and Nutrient Availability, Yield Targets

When to Terminate Irrigation in Soybean Production

Moisture and Yield, Terminating Irrigation

White Mold Management in Soybean

White Mold Identification and Management

Yield Components of Soybean R5 to R8 Growth Stages

Beginning Seed (R5), Full Seed (R6), Beginning Maturity (R7), Full Maturity (R8)

Yield Components Soybean R1 to R4 Growth Stages

Beginning Bloom (R1), Full Flower (R2), Beginning Pod (R3), Full Pod (R4)

Adult Corn Rootworm Management

Background, Logic of Adult Management, Success Depends on Diligent Scouting, Late Planted and/or Volunteer Corn, Thresholds for Ear Protection, Thresholds for Population Suppression of Egg Laying, Insecticide Applications, Integrating Strategies for Effec

Assessing Your Silage Product Needs

Silage Quality, Fontanelle Silage Products, Silage Product Performance, Product Maturity

Benefits of a Timely Corn Harvest

Grain Moisture, Corn Harvest Order, Scouting for Lodged Corn, Harvesting Tips, Storage Tips

Common Cutworms - Identification, Distribution, Damage

Army Cutworm, Black Cutworm, Bristly Cutworm, Bronzed Cutworm, Claybacked Cutworm, Dingy Cutworm, Glassy Cutworm, Redbacked Cutworm, Sandhill Cutworm, Spotted Cutworm, Varigated Cutworm, Cutwork Management Options, Trapping Adults, Insecticide Treatments,