Episode 235: Boots In The Field Report May 6, 2021

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Ken waves the caution flag on planting after noon today (5/6) in areas that are forecasted to get lower temperatures, warning that it is setting up the perfect storm for another Mother’s Day Massacre. He also talks with Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il about replant decisions they are facing and how to use the replant worksheet on the website.
This week they also warn growers with cover or high weed presence to be aware of the cutworm pressure. Scouts need to be on the lookout and not assume slow emergence is due to cold weather. Reports of seed corn maggot and bean leaf beetle have been coming in causing issues with emergence.
Ken also advises growers to pay attention to moisture when they plant and if it is a concern to shut off the in-furrow starter. He says a little attention to seedbed this year can pay big dividends.

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