This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, reviews the performance of LR 9905 VIP3220 EZREF:
After recent storms passed through the Lake Preston area, we walked the Lake Preston L.E.A.P. plot checking for green snap and root lodging. Green snap happens when strong winds cause the stalk to break, typically at a node. Green snap typically occurs when the stalk is rapidly elongating, resulting in brittle cell walls.
This week, Jeff Sorenson, Legend Sales Agronomist, was in Fairfax, MN to review the performance of LR 9907:
It is that time of year where storms are starting to roll through our area and insects are out in our fields. The research team traveled to Fairfax, MN and noticed wind lodging, also known as “goose necking”, in the plants from a previous wind storm. The goose necking comes from wet soils and strong winds. Late season lodging can lead to a decrease in yields.
This week, Matt Caron, Legend Sales Agronomist, was in Lake Preston, SD to review the performance of LS 12E053N:
The Legend Seeds Crop Talk Moments are a weekly series throughout the summer to bring you agronomic insights from Legend Seeds agronomists on the in-season highlights of how our hybrids and varieties are performing across our footprint.
This week, Jake Andrle, Legend Sales Agronomist, was in Owatonna, MN to review the performance of LR 9999 VT2PRIB:
Because of the unique circumstances that we are in this year, Legend Seeds is working hard to provide cropping options to meet your needs. Cover crops can be a good way to take advantage of an otherwise unfortunate situation. Benefits accomplished with these cover crops will put farmers at an advantage for the following cash crop and for years to come. As the demand for traditional cover crop seed rises and becomes hard to find, there are other crops that may be classified as a cover crop and may be planted on your prevent plant acres.
Due to the excessive rain and saturated soils that many farmers are experiencing, our typical crops are not getting planted, leaving farmers to develop alternative planting plans. Many farmers are taking prevented planting designation on acres that they could not get planted. After taking prevent plant, what do you do with these fields?
Field staking and early season notes are in full swing in the L.E.A.P. plots. We are currently taking notes on populations, non-viable plants, vigor and emergence. The team kicked off notes at Neligh, Nebraska then moved on to Bloomer, Wisconsin and Galesville, Wisconsin. We then moved on to Fairfax, Minnesota and Claremont, Minnesota, finishing for now at Colfax, North Dakota.
When everything looks great from a distance, don’t forget to get out of the pickup and check your sunflower fields for cutworms this time of year. Sunflowers can have irreversible damage in the seedling stage from several species of cutworms. Damage is caused by cutting off the seedling, sometimes below the cotyledon or before they even emerge out of the ground. As the plant matures, damage moves to the leaves and the plant is typically able to recover (V4-V6 stage).