Crop Scouting Reports

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, an extension agronomy specialist scouts 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 weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension.  To receive the 2019 weekly scouting reports, print the Crop Scouting Enrollment Form, complete and return with payment to Barton County Extension, 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO 64759 or contact the MU Extension in Barton County, 417-682-3579.

The cost of the program is only $35 per phone number. Calls go out Wednesday at noon. Call 417-682-3579 for more information, thank you.

2019 Archived Reports

April          May          June          July

April 4th             May 2nd              June 5th             July 3rd

April 11th           May 9th               June 12th           July 10th

April 18th           May 16               June 19th

April 25th           May 23               June 26th 

                          May 29

Crop Scouting Enrollment Form (pdf)

 

MU Extension

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians to improve lives, communities and economies by providing relevant, responsive and reliable educational solutions. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at http://extension.missouri.edu.

 

Links to other resources:

Recommended fungicides for stripe rust

University of Florida velvetbean caterpillar information

"Estimating Corn Grain Yield prior to Harvest"  (Purdue University

“Grain Fill Stages in Corn” article from Purdue University

2015 Pest Management Guide

Make the most from late planted soybean

Assessing soybean plant stands

 

Current soil temperatures in Lamar are updated every five minutes and can be found at http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/realtime/lamar.asp