Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report
October 5 - Observe Hessian Fly free date to avoid damage in wheat
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted soybeans near Carthage on October 5.
Scheidt observed soybeans in full seed and beginning to turn. “Green stinkbugs were found in some fields, but not at threshold level. Green stinkbug should be treated if at threshold until soybeans reach full seed and leaves begin to turn,” said Scheidt. Green stinkbugs at threshold level cause reduced seed size and quality, as well as delayed maturity.
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Popular extension publications
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar