SOYBEAN UPDATE

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SOYBEAN UPDATE

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

800-543-4164

 

Soybean Update

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.

SEEDING RATE

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 3- 4 seed per foot

Twin peanut type rows 5-7 seed per foot

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.

Always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.

Check out new lower prices on AGSouth beans

 AGS 828 RR  # 8 irrigated 2 year State wide Group 7 & 8

AGS 5911 LL # 5 dryland 2014 Tifton Group 5

AGS 738 RR   # 1 irrigated 2 year Tifton Group 7 & 8

Good Growing!

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

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

Soybean Update

May planted growers need to check their fields for insects NOW. Three cornered Alfalfa Hoppers are really out in force along with the Kudzu bug. See picture of damage by Three Cornered Alfalfa  Hopper below. Often the stem will just break with wind or just walking through the field.

Kudzu bugs -2

Kudzu Bugs

3 cornered

3 Cornered Alfalfa Hoppers

Here are two very good sites for more information on Kudzu bugs:

Late Planting 

Please put 40-50 lbs. of N out following corn for best yields; plant with a drill on 7 in centers. AGS 5911 LL is a very good late planted bean and has Liberty tolerance. 

Good Growing!

*Some information obtained from 2014 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,                       Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.

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

Soybean Update

Growers need to check their fields for insects NOW. Three cornered Alfalfa Hoppers are really out in full force along with the Kudzu bug. See picture of damage by Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper and roots forming at damage site. Often the stem will just break with wind or just by walking through the field.

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

 

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

Three Cornered Alfalfa Hopper

Late Planting

AGS 5911 LL is a very good late planted bean and has Liberty tolerance.

There are several group 5, 6, 7, and 8 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. You can read about Ultra Late Planting for details here on the blog.

Always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

*Some information obtained from 2014 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,                       Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.

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

 

 

 

 

Soybean Update

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.

SEEDING RATE
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  3- 4 seed per foot
Twin peanut type rows  5-7 seed  per foot

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. Always follow label directions and  wash all empties completely.

AGS 828 RR #1  2year adveragePlains @ 81.3 bu/acre  Group 7 & 8

AGS 5911 LL  # 4  2year adverage @Tifton 57.2 bu/acre Group 5

AGS Woodruff  # 3 2 year adverage Tifton @70.8 Bu/acre Group 7 & 8

Good Growing!

*Some information obtained from 2014 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Dupont.
*** As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.

Soybean Grower Update

I have had several calls about growers with no or very little pods after the plant started blooming. The soybean plant has a main bloom stem that will bloom out first, if no or few pods are set then an auxalary bloom node (at the base of each joint) will form blooms. Often during any type of adverse weather the pods and blooms will abort, this is normal. The soybean plant will continue to make blooms and try to set pods until the growing season is over or the plant/nutreint yield threshold is met.

Please 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/acre over non-treated soybeans in university test. ( 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. 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. This year appears  to be a very bad stink bug year.  Look close at your soybean, cotton, and peanut fields especially if they are close to a harvested corn field because there has been several generations in your corn already. If you have stink bugs think about putting in some pesticide.  Watch for Kudzu bugs; I have found them in every field.

For more information got to: http://www.kudzubug.org/grower.html

Good Fungicide**
Plus
Dimlin + 1.2 lbs. of solubor per acre
Plus
Acephate (Orthene), Karate, Brigade, etc.

**Pesticide information obtained from Georgia Pest Control Handbook @  http://www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/.                    

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

Soybean Update

All  area’s have had too much rain. 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 usally enough.  A good fungicide has proven to give a yield increase of 6-8 bu/acre over non-treated soybeans in university test.  A good funcicide applied at the R2-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  mid MAY are now in 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. This year appears  to be a very bad stink bug year.  Look close at your fields – cotton, peanut, and soybean – especially if they are close to a harvested corn field because there has been several generations in your corn already. If you have stink bugs think about putting in some pesticide.  Watch for Kudzu bugs I have found them in every field. For Information go to: http://www.kudzubug.org/grower.html

Good Fungicide**
Plus
Dimlin + 1.2 lbs of solubor per acre
Plus
Acephate (Orthene),   Karate , Brigade ,  etc.

Good Growing!

**Pesticide information obtained from Georgia Pest Control Handbook at http://www.ent.uga.edu/pmh/.

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

 

Soybean Update

Growers need to check their fields for insects NOW. Three cornered alfalfa hoppers are really out in force along with the kudzu bug. See picture below of damage by three cornered alfalfa hopper and roots forming at damage site. Often the stem will just break with wind or just walking through the field.

Here are some very good sites for information on kudzu bugs:

3 Cornered Alfalfa

3 Cornered Alfalfa

photo

Kudzu Bugs

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Late Planting – There are several group 5, 6, 7, and 8 group beans that have yielded very well planted late.

As always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.

Good Growing!

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

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

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.

Wheat 02-16-2013 015-1

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.