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Matt Caron

Matt Caron
Legend Sales Agronomist Volga, SD

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This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, breaks down findings from our Envita nitrogen use rate trial at our Lake Preston, SD Knowledge Plot.

Legend Seeds Account Managers have recently found Soybean Stem Borer in southern South Dakota. Soybean Stem Borer, also known as Dectes Stem Borer, feeds on the soybean plant at both the larval and adult stages. Increased stem damage during the larval stage can lead to reduced yields and increased lodging.

The time to scout is now! Legend Seeds Sales Agronomists have found the following pests just this week:

The time to scout is now! Legend Seeds Sales Agronomists have found ECB presence just this week!

European Corn Borer
Over the last 100 years, European Corn Borer (ECB) has proven to be a pest for many conventional corn growers. ECB is known to cause significant damage to the crop causing overall yield loss as it affects both the stalks and ears of the plant. With the introduction of insect-reduction and transgenic corn hybrids, the prevalence of ECB has declined. However, it is still important in non-insect traited corn to be diligent in scouting for pests such as ECB.

This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, is in our Lake Preston, SD Knowledge Plot discussing the benefits of QuickRoots and our LR 9004 DC5122 EZREF corn:

This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, discusses the benefits of using a pre-emergence herbicide:

Hybrid selection is one of the most critical decisions a grower can make for the success of their operation. A number of factors go into this decision that are related to environment, farming practices, weather, geography, and markets. All of these factors play a big part in narrowing down the hybrid selection choice.

Many acres across the corn belt were too wet to plant in the spring of 2019. Because of this, the fields that were supposed to produce a row crop and possibly have a fertilizer application sat dormant and unproductive. Often when this happens, the following year’s crop can show signs of nutrient deficiency and reduced yield, even if that crop is planted in a timely fashion and has the full season to grow. This condition is known as Fallow Syndrome.

After an extremely wet season, such as 2019, it can be tempting for a grower to consider reducing the cost of pest control the following season in order to reduce overall costs. This may or may not be a good idea. Before reducing pest control costs, here are some factors a grower should consider.

This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, reviews the performance of LR 9905 VIP3220 EZREF:

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