Weekly Scouting Report - August 29, 2014
Hello everyone! We scouted corn in the Taylorville, Palmer, and Modesto areas this week. Plant health looked good with or without fungicide. Corn that was sprayed with fungicide had little Gray Leaf Spot above the ear. How will that effect yield is yet to be determined. The average growth stage for the area is ½ to ¾ milk line. According to the charts we have another 1-2 weeks before black layer. Yield estimates are very good.
While scouting soybeans this week, I saw a few insects starting to show, such as Bean Leaf Beetles, Rootworm Beetles, Grasshoppers, and Brown Stink Bugs. Sudden Death Syndrome has also begun to show its ugly self. If the disease symptoms are in question, split the bean stalk and look for brown discoloration in the outer portion. The pith should be white in color.