July 12, 2018

A good fungicide has proven to give a yield increase of 6-8 bu per acre over non-treated soybeans in university test. One spray per season is usally enough. To control  velvetbean caterpillar, and make loopers and stink bugs less of a pest, add Dimlin. Look close at your cotton, peanut, and soybean fields, especially if they are close to a corn field. There have been several generations in your corn already. Group 5-6 soybeans planted in  late May early June are now in R3. (  R-3 = Pods at least 3/16 inch on the fourth node from top of plant )  You lose some effectiveness if you apply too early.

If you have Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper and/or Stinkbugs,  think about putting in some pesticide.  Watch for Three Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Kudzubugs and Stink bugs,  have been found in most fields.  

For Information go to :

Good fungicide at R3 growth stage  **

Dimlin + 1.2 lbs of solubor per acre

Plus (For insect pest)
Acephate (Orthene),   Karate , Brigade ,  etc.     

 If you are trying for high yields now is the time ( R3) to put out 30 pounds of N per acre.

 For info on late planting open hyperlink  plantationseedupdate  when at the BLOG click follow and you will receive updates and be able to see older updates and much more information. You can also click this link for a slideshow on Ultra Late Soybeans 

 Blake @ 800-543-4164 or Jimmy@ 229-881-2700

**Pesticide information obtained from Georgia Pest Control

    Handbook @    

  *** As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.

Soybean Update

Soybean Planting up until this point has been a challenging adventure. Growers who double cropped behind wheat are anywhere from a couple of weeks behind to a month plus due to adverse small grain harvesting conditions. With that being said, soybeans are very versatile in regards to planting dates. Pictured below is AGS 677LL planted behind Triticale around the 20th of June. They are transitioning from VC to V1 with the first trifoliate making its appearance. Some plants experienced what looks to be J hooking, which is when the cotyledons get stuck below the surface and meet a packed top layer of soil at emergence, causing the middle of the plant to eventually break, abruptly ending the soybean plants life.AGS 677LL was #1 in Tifton OVT @ 65.7 bu/a.Good growing,Jimmy, Lee, Lane, and Blake


Plantation Seed


June 1, 2016



Soybeans  are entering the stage where you need to watch for Disease that can rob yield

and hurt quality.  Three cornered Alfalfa Hoppers are really out in force please check before they hurt you.


Attached you will find photos and descriptions of the major diseases encountered in your fields.


 Soybean Diseases descriptions

Soybean Diseases 1 and 2 photos


Go to plantationseedupdate. for details on Ultra Late planting.

Always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.



Good Growing   Blake, Lee, Lane, Brett, amd Jimmy