Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report
March 1 - Aphids seen at threshold level in SW Missouri wheat
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields west of Lamar and near Iantha for the March 1 crop scouting update.
Wheat was found to be in the tillering stage.
“Wait to apply nitrogen until just before jointing stage, when nitrogen is most efficiently used. Early nitrogen applications should only be made if tiller count is below 60 tillers per square foot,” said Scheidt. “This avoids overly lush growth, which can make wheat susceptible to disease, aphids, lodging and late freeze damage.”
Read entire report.
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Popular extension publications
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
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