Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report
July 13 - Field crops impacted by Nitrogen deficiency and pests
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted corn and soybeans north of Lamar near the junction of I-49 and DD/EE Hwy on July 13.
Scheidt observed corn in the soft dough stage. “Japanese Beetle were seen feeding on kernels, but only on the edge of the field. Currently, there is no threshold level for Japanese beetle feeding on kernels, just for feeding on silks,” said Scheidt.
Scheidt also observed corn earworms. “There is no threshold level for corn earworms, as insecticides are ineffective at treating them. Select varieties with tight husks, to deter moths from laying eggs on the ear,” said Scheidt. Read entire report.
The weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension. To receive the 2016 weekly scouting reports, print the 2016 Crop Scouting Enrollment Form, complete and return with payment to Barton County Extension, 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO 64759 or contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, 417-682-3579.
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MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
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