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7 Tips for Managing Soybean White Mold
Jul 08, 2020 | Answer Plot
Last year, many farmers had to manage white mold in their soybean fields. This was likely due to a field history of white mold, paired with cool wet weather and high temperatures. We don’t know for certain if this disease will be an issue again this year, but we can prepare...
Look to Fungicides to Help Manage Disease in High-Value Hybrids
Jul 06, 2020 | Answer Plot
When all the disease triangle components are in place — the inoculum (disease spores), the host (the plant) and the right environment — disease will likely manifest. If we get hot and dry weather, the opportunity for disease usually decreases. Temperatures in the 80s are...
Answer Plot 2020: Different Format, Fresh Intel, Same High-Quality Data
Jun 23, 2020 | Answer Plot
For 21 seasons, the WinField ® United Answer Plot ® program has delivered leading-edge agronomic insights live and in person at locations across the country. This year, we won’t be doing in-person group events as we have in the past. But rest assured that the Answer Plot...
Help Protect Corn From Tar Spot Pressure
Jun 22, 2020 | Answer Plot
Tar spot is a relatively new disease in corn in the north central United States, but it already has a history of severely limiting yield potential. It was first identified in Indiana and Illinois fields in 2015 and had been isolated to select Midwestern geographies until the...
Soybean Gall Midge Brings More Questions Than Answers
Jun 16, 2020 | Answer Plot
In 2018, small orange midge larvae were found, causing significant injury and yield loss to soybean fields in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota as well as in several Minnesota counties. In the two years following this larvae’s discovery, the areas affected by soybean gall midge...
Timing Is Key to Success With Double-Crop Soybeans
Jun 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
Double-cropping soybeans along with corn and adding a wheat crop can be a profitable alternative to a traditional corn/soybean rotation. Good timing, careful planning and strong stand establishment are just some of the factors that are critical for a successful double-crop...