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September 4, 2019: Late Season Evaluation of Crops

September 4, 2019

Cooler weather is setting in and it seems like 2019 has slowed down for a brief moment here before harvest. This season presented a lot of challenges to growers with prolonged wet weather, delayed planting, and slow crop progress. This time of year it’s a good idea to look ahead to next season and evaluate the crops in the field for performance. The past few days I have been meeting with growers doing kernel counts on corn and stand evaluations to get a rough idea of were the yield potential on some of these crops are. Getting out and looking at these crops now also help us evaluate harvest plans and see if we have any issues that we may need to address sooner than later this harvest. By looking through not only the crops on your farms but also variety plots that are open to the public we can start to gather information for the seed we want to look at in the season ahead. This will give us a good idea on what will work best in different areas and farms by observing stalk quality, grain quality, and yield potential. If you would like to set up time to look through your fields give your local SFG agronomist a call we would be happy to take time to go with you.
Posted: 9/4/2019 11:09:29 AM by Rob Matherly | with 0 comments

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