Wow, has it ever been hot! Can't believe we are complaining about the temps in May!
Corn is 99.99% planted with beans really gaining momentum this week, drills really rolling today as I was out and about.
Looks like we are going to miss the rain, which isn't so bad side dress could be finished up by the middle to end of next week. Memorial day looked as if it was going to be a day to relax earlier this year, but with untimely rains over the last few weeks we are going to push through the weekend and get some momentum going into next week.
Been over quite a few acres the past couple days, seem to be early on some as weeds are slow to emerge. Typical problem fields are showing their ugly faces as rags and johnson grass are growing faster ever. Corn has begun to dig into Nitrogen really well, the dryness has forced roots to begin to dig for moisture.
Extreme and Sharpen burndown apps for pre-emergence is looking great! Very synergistic effect!
Had a few questions concerning burndown on SB's. Thoughts on fields that have had Valor XLT and Envive applied for no-till burndown. A lot of these fields had applications in early April with very little sun and heat during application. Chickweed and other winter annuals are not dying? Valor and Classic seem to have a much better burndown when applied with sun and heat, we did not have this early. Fix - addition of glyphosate at pint rate will dramatically increase the winter annual burndown for very little input cost.
Canopy/Sencor products will help with burndown of winter annuals, but truely lack the marestail control that seems to be of great importance!
Residuals post in corn - with weeds coming on strong in some fields, we are still a ways off from canopy. Addition of Prowl H20 or Laudis will help with residual on specific weeds if early applications need to be made due to heavy weed pressure early.
As always please call with questions!
Have a great weekend if you have it off............
Auggie Smith - CCA