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Forage and Cover Crop Considerations for Delayed Planting and Flooded Sites

June 29, 2010
Table showing forage planting date, harvest date, yield and quality of annual forages

Stephen K. Barnhart, Department of Agronomy

Extended periods of rainfall, flooding, hail, or all of the above have producers scrambling for replant or prevented planting options. Each choice has practical and economic implications, so should be approached with some thought. 

One consideration is the implication for crop insurance. Before changing crops or planting an 'emergency' forage crop, check with your crop insurance representative. Read more about Forage and Cover Crop Considerations for Delayed Planting and Flooded Sites

Scout for Early Summer Diseases

June 17, 2010
Bird's nest mushrooms

By XB Yang, Linus Li, and SS. Navi, Department of Plant Pathology

Recent growing seasons have not been typical ones, and this season seems to follow this pattern. Each unusual season has unique disease problems. This year, early planted soybeans are in flowering stage and we are starting to see a different set of issues. There are three things to look for when scouting these fields. Read more about Scout for Early Summer Diseases