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Barton County Extension staff, council members and 4-H volunteers serve cake and ice cream at the Lamar Fair in celebration of MU Extension 100 years and 80 years of 4-H in Barton County.
Weekly Crop Scouting Report
Pest activity quiet in southwest Missouri fields this week
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Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields south and west of Lockwood, Sept. 17 for the MU Extension crop scouting program.
Scheidt observed soybeans in the seed development and full seed stages. “Some second crop beans are moving into the full seed stage,” said Scheidt.
Not much insect activity was seen. Scheidt expects pod worms to move out of the area soon. Pod worms do not prefer to feed on fully developed seeds. “Most fields should be far enough along not to worry about pod worms,” said Scheidt.
Scheidt observed an assortment of diseases were seen on soybean leaves, but not enough to warrant a fungicide application. Once soybeans are past the R6, or seed development stage, it is not economical to apply a fungicide.
The weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension. For more information on this scouting report, or to learn how to receive it a week earlier by telephone, contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, (417) 682-3579.
Links to other resources:
“Scouting for Podworms in Soybeans.”
Measuring and Reducing Corn Havest Losses
Scouting for Corn Earworms in corn
Scouting for Armyworms in wheat
"Crop Nutrient Deficiency and Toxicities"
Previous 2014 Crop Scouting Reports
“Managing Nitrogen in Wet and Dry Years” by Peter Scharf
MU Extension Corn Insect Pests Diagnostic guide
MU Extension publication G7112, Black cutworm guide
Corn freeze damage
Spring freeze injury
Frost freeze to corn and soybeans
MU Extension publication M171, 2013 Missouri Pest Management Guide
To receive the 2014 weekly scouting reports, print the 2014 Crop Scouting Enrollment Form (PDF), complete and return with payment to Barton County Extension, 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO 64759.
Crop scouting is an essential part of integrated pest management (IPM). Scouting programs are designed to protect and maximize crop yield and quality while minimizing the risk associated with pesticide use. Each week, extension agronomy specialists and agronomy assistants scout fields in Barton County and then report their findings through an automated phone service and email message. The message will go out to everyone signed up for the program.
The cost of the program is only $35 per phone number, $95 for three numbers, and $30 per phone number for those with 4 or more. For more information about the program, call the Barton County Extension Center at 417-682-3579.
Popular extension publications
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2009 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar