Scouts strolling along soybean fields fight more than just tangled grains. Weeds are the dominant soybean field in the Husker State.
"Weeds are plentiful," says Emily Carolan, a Pro Farm Crop Tour scout who works for Pioneer. "They are energetic. We need to change this weed control program. "
With weeds still sprouting, Nebraska farmers will have a weed seed bank that has been torturing them for years to come. Carolan reminds farms to use multiple overlapping modes of action to cope with persistent and difficult to control weeds.
However, given the wet spring, AgriTalk Host Chip Flory says that weed pressure is not as bad as it expected. And the number of pods is better than what they saw on the first day of the tour, but not a record breaking.
"The number of pods of beans goes well," says Flory. "It won't blow your socks off, but it's fine."
However, these out-of-control weeds will be one of the biggest challenges for soybean production this fall.
"It's average for maybe a little under the average bean culture," Carolan adds.
The corn on the other hand looks great ̵
"The corn is so clean this year," Carolan says. "We saw a little illness yesterday, but there's really nothing to talk about diseases. I find really good stands in these corn fields. What we are currently can be 190 bu. per acre, but this is the best yield and it takes until the moment of gratitude to get there. ”
At this point, scouts are measuring potential, not actual yields. Mother nature, harvest schedules, and pest pressures could provide deficiencies in what scouts see today.
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