Jill  Scheidt

Jill Scheidt
Phone: 417-682-3579  
Email: scheidtjk@missouri.edu

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Hello this is Mike Dennigmann, agronomy intern with your May 29th crop update.
Fields were scouted north and east of Lamar.
With the wet weather continuing the fields observed today showed excess moisture and many
are not yet in production. Of the corn fields in production, yellowing of the lower leaves is
evident due to the excess moisture. Weed competition will be a concern if and when the
weather breaks as most of the herbicides will be flushed from the field. You may need to
consider other chemicals and/or mechanical cultivation as options. Of the corn fields scouted
today no insect damage of any considerable amount was noted. In short once again it just
needs to stop raining. Additional nitrogen may be needed when the weather breaks, to achieve
yields acceptable to corn production. Keep in mind a poor stand of corn in better than no stand
of corn, don’t be in a big hurry to take your corn out. Those considering replanting, make sure
to select at least a 105 day maturity corn, as the short season varieties don’t yield well in
Of the wheat fields scouted today some are showing evidence of beginning to turn. The race is
on in hopes that acceptable yields can be obtained with limited disease as weather conditions
continue to hinder us. No insects were found present in the fields scouted today.
No bean fields were scouted today.
Be aware of the presence of undesirable weeds and weed seeds in fallow fields, creating a
larger seed bank than normal this year, as many fields are not being put into production. This
situation could lead to larger headaches in the next production cycle.
Call 417-682-3579 for more information, thank you.

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