Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report
July 20 - Japanese Beetles in fields are decreasing
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted corn and soybeans east of Carthage, near Highway 96 on July 20.
She observed corn in the hard dough and dent stages. Black layer, or maturity, occurs about 20 days after the dent stage. Data from Mississippi and Louisiana show the field drying rate from maturity, or black layer, occurs at about 0.6 percent per day until the grain reaches 15 percent moisture.
“No earworm or Japanese beetle feeding on kernels was seen,” said Scheidt. Read entire report.
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Popular extension publications
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
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