Jill  Scheidt

Jill Scheidt
Phone: 417-682-3579  
Email: scheidtjk@missouri.edu

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What Have We Learned From 4 Years of Studying Temperature Inversions - An informative article about considering temperature inversions with herbicide application timing.


Current Crop Scouting Report

April 11th

Hello, this is Mike Dennigmann, agronomy intern, with your April 11th crop update. If you have not paid your $35 dollars to renew your subscription, this is the last week you will receive the message.

Fields scouted west of Golden City.

Wheat was in the second joint.

Bird cherry oat aphids were observed, but only at about 1 aphid per foot of row. Treatment is only advised when populations reach a threshold level of 12-25 aphids per foot of row.  Bird cherry oat aphids can be differentiated from other aphids by their olive green colored bodies with a red band near their rear, seen when using a magnifying glass. Bird cherry oat aphids vector barley yellow dwarf virus. Plants infected with barley yellow dwarf virus will have a reddish purple flagleaf. There is no fungicide for the virus, the aphid must be treated for control.

Some Septoria was observed on lower leaves. Septoria begins as yellow flecks or streaks on the leaves, then grow into yellow to reddish brown lesions with black specks within the lesion. Septoria is a common disease that occurs every year, it does not cause significant yield damage.

Temperatures in the mid 30s are expected the next few nights. Freeze injury to wheat in the joint stage does not occur unless the temperatures reach down to the mid 20s. For sprouting corn, temperature between 28 and 32 degrees are damaging, but can kill the plant when they fall below 28 degrees. Corn can usually withstand a frost because the growing point is beneath the soil.

According to the Lamar weather station, the 2 inch bare soil temperature was 61 degrees Fahrenheit, April 10th at 9AM. Corn germinates at 50 degrees.

When selecting and using an herbicide for preplant burndown, or early weed control in corn, read the label. For better weed control be sure to use an herbicide with a residual to prevent new weeds from emerging after planting.

 Calls will go out on Thursday at 9 AM until mid-may; after that, they will go out Wednesday at noon, like normal.


Missouri crop performance reports

Finding varieties that best fit a farmer's production goals and challenges is an essential part of profitable grain crop production. MU Variety Testing Program provides the reliable, unbiased, up-to-date information that makes that selection possible.

Each year they test more than 600 corn, grain sorghum, and soybean varieties at 32 locations throughout Missouri. These 32 locations are distributed among four regions: North, Central, Southwest and Southeast. The number of locations within a region depends on the specific test but varies from two to five. Companies enter their varieties into tests at one or more of these regions, but their entries must be placed at all locations within a region.

Headquarters for the MU Variety Testing Program are Bradford Research and Extension Center located in the heart of Missouri six miles east of Columbia. More personnel are located at the Delta Research Center near Portageville and the Hundley-Whaley Center near Albany. The majority of our test locations are farmer fields and we appreciate the cooperation and dedication of our cooperators.

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These listings are a joint venture of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri.

The listings include sellers names, cities, counties and phone numbers. Sellers can be listed by either region or forage type. Bale type is included: small square, large square, small round, large round, baleage, or other. The number of bales and approximate weight of each bale of hay is included, and if the hay has been analyzed, crude protein, acid detergent fiber, neutral detergent fiber, relative feed value, and percent total digestible nutrients may be included. A final area for notes catches information such as first cutting or specifics such as call times.

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