Soybean Update

Soybean Growers we have a problem. The picture below is of a field of V4 growth stage seed beans that has a problem with Kudzu bugs. This pest is going to be a problem for soybean growers this year. Please check your fields and spray if necessary.

Kudzu Bug

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 2450 seed/lb
soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3500 seed/lb. soybean.  You want about 145,000 seed per acre for normal planting rates.

PSC_SEEDING RATE

LATE PLANTING
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 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. For additional details on Ultra Late planting: Ultra Late Soybeans.

As always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

Jimmy, Steve, Lane, Lee, Blake, and Jay

*Some information obtained from 2013 Georgia Pest Control Handbook, Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.

Wheat/Oat Grower Update

Over the weekend I looked at several seed wheat fields and found most to be in very good shape, both in development and tiller count.

The photo above shows AGS 2040 a new (release 2013) early maturing wheat that was planted two days before Thanksgiving with five or  more tillers per plant. This wheat has had about 70 pounds of N applied so far, and the rest will go out within a few days. At this time no jointing has started (late Feekes 5) but appears to be about five days or less off. Cooler weather will slow this. The first jointing (node) will occur on the largest of the tillers.

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The wheat plant on the right has 3 joints ( Feekes mid- 7) and the small head of wheat is forming, (upper toothpick) the darker green spot just above the white line of the joint. This wheat could be damaged with the 25 degree cold weather this weekend.

As March approaches, growers need to watch for diseases. Please do not apply fungicides to early. Now is the time to apply your last nitrogen and sulfur. Think about mixing 1000 lbs of UREA and 1000 lbs of Ammonium Sulfate per ton. This will make a 35.-0-0-12 sulfur. Great for that last N application.

It is time to think of soybeans – what type of treatment you will require and to order your ULTRA-LATE soybeans, so they can be placed into cold storage until you are ready to plant.

Good Growing!

** Information obtained from 2013 Georgia Pest Control Handbook and Intensive Wheat Management in Georgia.  As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.

Soybean Update

It appears this year will be a very bad stink bug year. If you put out an early spray you could help your soybeans and any other crops on your farm. Look closely at your cotton, peanut, and soybean fields; especially if they are close to a harvested corn field. There has likely been several generations of stink bug in your corn already.

Most areas have had some rain, but  we need much more. This type of weather brings on plant disease and a tropical storm could bring soybean rust  to your fields.  My advice is to spray with a good fungicide.  One spray per season is usually enough.  A good fungicide has proven to give a yield increase of 6-8 bu per acre over non-treated soybeans in a university test.  A good fungicide applied at the R1-R3 stage did a very good job last year.  ( R-3 =Pods at least 3/16 inch on the fourth node from top of plant )  This usually occurs about  7 to 10 days after full bloom, soybeans planted in  Early MAY are now in early R3.  You lose some effectiveness if you apply too early. To control velvetbean caterpillar and make loopers and stink bugs less of a pest add Dimlin. If you have stink bugs think about putting in some pesticide.  And watch for Kudzu bugs, I have found them in every field.

 

Good fungicide **

Plus

Dimlin + 1.2 lbs of solubor per acre

in 3-5 gallons/acre by air, 5-10 gallons/acre by ground, of water.

Plus 

Acephate (Orthene),   Karate ,  Methyl,  etc.   

 Good Growing!

**Pesticide information obtained from Georgia Pest Control Handbook .                    

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

 

Soybean Update

Most normal soybeans have been planted and have good stands. {click here for details on late and Ultra Late planting} Now, we must look for pests that could reduce yields.

Yesterday, I found one that usually we don’t see until later in the year – the Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper. These can really hurt yields because the plant will break off just above ground level. The Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper will girdle the stem on both soybeans and peanuts causing the stem to break off or not produce the maximum yield. Growers may want to put the insecticide of their choice out when they spray their Liberty or RoundUp.

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper up close

Another shot of the Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

If you can find Liberty, the AGS 5911 LL is still a good choice for planting now and Ultra Late. Last year in Brooks County AGS5911 LL was planted on July 15, 2011 and did 47 bu/acre and AGS Woodruff did 53.

Watch for more updates to come. John Woodruff will be helping develop a plan for 100 bu/acre soybeans. It appears if you have a good stand keep the plant healthy and growing through the V stages, and yield enhancement will start around R-1. The advice is not to make the plant grow too fast during V growth (do not add fertilizer until R stages) because it will be weak stemed  (too long nodes) and may lodge.

Good Growing!

** Follow label on all pesticides, rinse and dispose of empties properly. Info: Georgia Pest Management Handbook 2012

Soybean Update – Liberty Link & Late Planting

You must have a Liberty license agreement to buy and plant LIBERTY LINK Soybeans, the deadline is soon. Please apply or have your growers apply if you want to get the rebates. Click here to see offer.

Dealers do not need an invitation code to apply for a grower trait license; however, they would need the grower present to use the AgCelerate method because of the questions that are asked to verify the identity of the grower.  The following are steps to obtain a grower trait license.  There are two options available.

1. Go to the LinkUp web site using this link: http://www.linkup.bayercropscience.us

2. In the Grower Trait License center box in the lower right hand side of the page click on APPLY FOR A GROWER TRAIT LICENSE AGREEMENT

3. From here there are two options:

A. AgCelerate (new and preferred option including an electronic signature)

B.  Bayer GTL (traditional option, requires a document to be faxed)

In order to search to see if a Grower has a license a Dealer would need a username and password.  Usernames and passwords (seed dealers) to search for licensed growers can be obtained from Jamie MacDonald (jamie.mcdonald@agdata.net) whom I have copied on this email.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have questions.

Late Planting. If you are palning 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 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. Look under Resources  for details on Ultra Late planting.

Always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

Soybean Planting

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 2450 seed/lb soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3500 seed/lb soybean. You want about 145,000 seed per acre. For normal planting dates.

LATE PLANTING: 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. More details on Ultra Late planting has been added under Resources.

As always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

**Some information obtained from 2012 Georgia Pest Control Handbook, Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.  As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.**