GDU UPDATE AS OF August 28th, 2017 April 15th thru August 28th, 2017: 2067 GDU’s (Compared to 2357 in 2016) May 1st thru August 28th, 2017: 1999 GDU’s (Compared to 2224 in 2016 and 2092 Historically) May 15th thru August 28th, 2017: 1831 GDU’s (Compared to 2101 in 2016) June 1st thru August 28th, 2017: […]
GDU UPDATE AS OF August 16th, 2017 April 15th thru August 16th, 2017: 1870 GDU’s (Compared to 2099 in 2016) May 1st thru August 16th, 2017: 1801 GDU’s (Compared to 1964 in 2016 and 1868 Historically) May 15th thru August 16th, 2017: 1632 GDU’s (Compared to 1844 in 2016) June 1st thru August 16th, 2017: 1483 GDU’s (Compared to 1579 in 2016) DKC 44-13 […]
Managing Late Season Soybean Issues The soybean reproductive stage R4 or full pod is the most crucial period for determining yield potential. At full pod, plant stress caused by insects, diseases, weeds, moisture, and fertilization by limiting seed number and/or seed size, results in more yield loss than at any other time. In order to […]
GDU UPDATE AS OF July 31st, 2017 April 11th thru July 31st, 2017: 1621 GDU’s (Compared to 1806 in 2016) May 1st thru July 31st, 2017: 1538 GDU’s (Compared to 1637 in 2016 and 1574 Historically) May 15th thru July 31st, 2017: 1369 GDU’s (Compared to 1513 in 2016) June 1st thru July 31st, 2017: […]
Early Season Hail Damage to Corn Stand loss and loss of leaf area for photosynthesis are the primary factors contributing to yield reduction in hail-damaged corn. Assessment of damage to the growing point and leaves will guide decision making. Wait a minimum of five days before making any replant decisions.
Recovery and Assessment of Hail Damaged Soybeans • Hail damage to soybean can occur as reduced leaf area, bruising, or plant death. • Proper assessment of soybean damage is critical to help determine yield potential after a hail event. • Soybean plants have the ability to compensate for defoliation and reduced stand counts; therefore, leaf […]
Alleviate Soil Crusting with a Rotary Hoe Dense soil crust can form when water subsides from saturated or flooded soils. Surface crusting increases the risk of failed emergence in both corn and soybean. A rotary hoe is a useful tool for breaking up crust and aiding emergence of corn and soybean seedlings.
CURRENT NEWS AND UPDATES Well another planting season is upon us, and I have the same question many of you have, will this year be better than last year? As we begin to assess our early stands of corn and soybean, it is imperative that we make those assessments as soon as possible. Making those […]
Click HERE for the link to our live soil temperatures on our website. You can always find these in the “Summary” on our weather station under the “Extra Sensors” heading! Soil temp 1 is (3″) and Soil temp 2 is (10″). Let us know if you have any questions! http://www.weatherlink.com/user/larsonseeds/index.php?view=summary&headers=1
There are a series of xTend and Climate meetings this week around the area. They are all 2-3 hours long and include lunch/dinner. These are being put on by Dekalb/Asgrow and are free informational meetings that are highly recommended for any growers using xTend soybeans or the Climate platform. There will be GREAT information at […]
We hope you can make this event. Dr. Fred Below is a GREAT speaker and connects very well with growers. This event is free of charge and is being put on by our Asgrow/Dekalb team. If you have any questions, let us know! CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT DETAILS Grow With Us… Larson Seeds
Keep an eye on our Test Plots page for daily updates on our Test Plot results. We have finished all of our soybean plots, and will be busy (weather permitting) getting all of our Corn Plots out in the next week! You can click HERE for a quick link to the Test Plots Page. Test […]