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




Plantation Seed


May 11, 2016


Seeding rate  is one of the first steps toward a good yield. Soybeans have from 2200 seed per lb to 4500 seed per lb.  Do not go by pounds per acre .  30” rows at 8 seed per foot will use  59 pounds per acre of a 2250 seed/lb soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3600 seed/lb. soybean.  You want about 145,000 seed per acre. For normal planting dates. Call if you plan to palnt HIGH yield irrigated soybeans this year.



36” rows  9-10 seed per foot

30” rows  8- 9 seed per foot

21 to 24” rows  6- 7 seed per foot

15 to 16” rows  5- 6 seed per foot

  7 ½  to 8” rows  2- 4 seed per foot

Twin peanut type rows  5-7 seed  per foot



If you are planning to plant after June 30 please order your beans now and ask your dealer to advise your seedsman to place these late planted beans in cool storage. This will maximize your chance of getting high germing soybeans for your late planting needs. There are several group 5, 6, and 7 beans that have yielded very well planted late. 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



*Some information obtained from 2015 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,                       Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Pioneer.

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




Below you will find a photo of Crown Rust in oats.
This has been found by Thomas Wray (Photo) in Baker Co and Ed Harrison in Thomas Co.
The Warm winter and high temp for the next few days is perfect for rust to spread.

Folicur of one of the generics will work very well and you may want to put in an insecticide if you have Aphids in the field.

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

*Follow label on all Pesticides, rinse, and dispose of empties properly. Info Georgia Pest Management Handbook 2016, USDA Data, and Christina Cowger.

Crown Rust Oats

Wheat/Oat Grower Update

Please see correction on timing of FHB spray from Christina Cowger, last update was in error.

Important note from Christina: If scab is your target, you will only profit significantly if you apply fungicide between early flowering and up to 7 days later. Fungicide applications before flowering will give little to no scab control. This is because the scab fungus attacks the heads through the flowering parts (anthers) once they are extruded.

Bottom line: use Propiconazole or Tebuconazole to correct any early problems. Then, if there is medium to high risk of scab, which you can see at the forecasting site, put out Caramba, Proline, or Prosaro at early flowering or, if it is too wet then, up to 7 days later. This approach should decrease your exposure to FHB while keeping the other diseases in check. I will be sending out FHB update as soon as I prior to wheat flowering.


Foliar insecticide treatments for aphid control: A well-timed insecticide application of a persistent pyrethroid insecticide such as lambda cyhalothrin (Warrior, Karate, Lambda, Silencer,other(s) will kill aphids and reduce the incidence of BYD and increase yields.

Good Growing!

Information from: Christina Cowger, Small Grains Pathologist USDA-ARS North Carolina State University, Intensive Wheat Management in Georgia and 2015 Georgia Chemical Handbook.