Fall Herbicide Application

From the cab of your combine, it is the perfect time to start thinking about next year’s crop. Fall herbicide applications can be a reliable way to help keep fields clean of those winter annual and perennial weeds that will be tough to control the following spring. 

When determining to do a fall herbicide application, consider the history of the field and plan for the following growing season. 

Scouting

When you’re out harvesting this fall, take a good look at the field for small, germinated weeds. Asses the species, health, and size of the weeds present, making sure they are actively growing and have enough leaf surface to actively take the product in. Questions you may want to consider: What were some of the troublesome weeds throughout the season? Are any of those weed species perennial or winter annuals? 

Winter Annuals

Fall germinating winter annuals are controlled effectively in the fall because the plants are small and susceptible to the herbicide. These weeds will continue to grow through the fall frosts and will resume growth in the early spring. Some examples of tough to control winter annuals include Narrow Leafed Hawksbeard, Prickly Lettuce, and Night Flowering Catchfly. 

 Perennials

In the fall, perennials are sending reserves down to the roots to overwinter and will carry the herbicide to the roots. For optimal control, it is important to ensure there is enough regrowth after being cut at harvest for the herbicide to hit its target. Some common examples of tough to control perennial weeds are Dandelions, Canada Thistle, Horsetail (commonly found around sloughs), and Foxtail Barley. 

Spray Conditions

Optimal weather conditions are preferred for an effective fall herbicide application. Ideally warm fall days, temperatures greater than +10 are when the plants are actively growing. Frost and continuous low temperatures will send the weeds into shut down. Making it best to wait a few days after cold temperatures, assess the health of the weeds, and apply an application only after the weeds start growing again. 

Tank Mixing

Tank mixing is another essential consideration when it comes to fall burn-off. Tank mixing allows for herbicide rotation, especially in instances where there is a presence of resistant weed biotypes that limit herbicide group options in-crop. Although a heavy rate of glyphosate may be a straightforward and cost-effective solution, it is important to incorporate a tank mix partner to get multiple modes of action, ensure effective control and mitigate the chance of resistance. Keep in mind any re-cropping restrictions. Heat LQ, Express and 2,4-D are common tank-mix partners to consider. 

 

A fall weed control application can reduce the spring workload, get your crop off to a weed-free start, and allow you to get into the field earlier. Contact your local Synergy AG agronomist if you need assistance identifying weed species or creating an optimal fall burn-off plan. 

 

Making Smart Harvest Marketing Decisions

Swathers, combines and grain carts have been pulled out of their hibernation.  There is a spattering of combines chewing up early crops already.  Harvest is just getting underway in parts of the prairies, and already grain marketing companies and media are estimating the cereal and oilseed harvest will be big.  Having a thought-out marketing plan is one of the first steps in establishing a profitable farm business.  Technology has allowed farmers to make marketing decisions on the go.  You don’t have to call the local elevator as they now post their bids, and there are services that can get a price up to 500 miles away.  Grain can can be sold online, or make hedging moves directly from a phone or tablet.  But what goes into making that “sell” decision?  

Cash Flow

There are several times during the year when farmers need a large influx of cash to cover expenses and debt.  It boils down to knowing what is needed for cash, and when it is needed.  During those parts of the year, managing the grain marketing plan to execute sales and receive cash will keep one alive.  This means setting a goal not only for the price of your grain, but also the point in time when you want to receive that cash from the sale.   Take into account the realities of the industry such as rail movement in the winter, or contracts that drag on.  If you can preplan cash flow needs, you will not be making reactive decisions. You will be making disciplined decisions that bring in revenue.  

Storage

Striking a balance between selling some grain at harvest and storing the rest is highly personalized.  Will you have excess storage or fall short?  Are you wanting to wait for higher prices in the future and using storage as a grain marketing strategy?  What happens if the price does not rally?  Will grain storage increase the speed of harvest by decreasing the time spent hauling and unloading grain?

Have you considered your costs for storing grain?  There are storage facility costs such as depreciation, return on investment, maintenance, and insurance.  Will there be extra drying, or aeration required?  What are your costs associated with moving the grain in and out of storage (labour, equipment, more craks/splits)?  Some hidden costs are the interest cost of having money tied up in stored grain inventory.  For example, you have a loan to pay that is accumulating interest, however, you aren’t satisfied with the grain price or can’t move the grain when you want to.

Margin Objective

Knowing cost of production is a useful base for forming a marketing plan.  Can you turn a profit at current prices?  What is the lowest price you can sell at and maintain profitability?  

Cost of production is taking into account your entire crop inputs as well as all other farm costs that go into the business of farming (fuel, depreciation, wages, land rent, power, administration, etc.).   Outlining the cost of production in the spring and then updating at harvest, when realistic yield estimates and inputs are understood, is important. Calculating and understanding your full cost of production helps take the emotion out of making the difficult “sell” decision.  

Incremental Sales

Hindsight is 20/20, and there will always be the fluctuation in grain markets throughout the growing season.  You may not always sell all of your grain at the market high, but realize that making incremental sales and building the best average price for your production over time equates to money in the bank.

Seasonality of Grain Marketing

This is associated to the growing season and is usually based on supply and demand.  During old crop months, when supply is typically lower, grain has a tendency to be priced higher than the farther out new-crop trading months.  When new crop is harvested, there is once again a higher level of supply.  This is why many of the grain markets tend to reflect their lowest seasonal prices during the new crop trading month. 

Know your marketing tools that are available to you, and what tools you should be using. This will help you achieve your price targets and sales deadlines. 

Considerations For Straight Cutting Canola

As we are coming into the harvest season here on the Western Canadian prairies, one of the questions that comes up frequently is whether or not to straight cut canola. Before we send our swathers to the auction block, there are a few things to take into consideration when it comes to straight cutting, and some of these decisions need to be made before pulling any harvest equipment into the field.

Variety

This decision is the first and probably the most important decision when it comes to straight cutting canola. Varieties that have Pod Shatter Reduction technology will hold up the best when straight cutting canola. This is the biggest factor when it comes to seed loss. The stand-ability of these varieties are usually much better. 

Disease Management

Once a straight cut variety is seeded, managing disease becomes the next most important detail. Diseases such as sclerotinia, blackleg, and clubroot can cause uneven maturity across the field, increase the potential for high amounts of pod drop, and shattering of pods. Management of these diseases can be controlled through crop rotation, variety selection, and fungicides.

Accessing Your Field

An ideal field for straight cutting is one that has a uniform canopy and that is well knit together. Fields that are not tend to have a higher risk of shattering loss. Ideal fields will have an even topography with minimal low spots. This will give the crop the most even maturity across the field.

When looking at the field, it’s important for a field to have a low population of weeds. The green matter from late emerging weeds can cause poor harvestability and can cause some dockage. Using a dry down product or a systemic herbicide is a great way to manage this.

Timing Your Crop 

When the pods are dry, and the seeds rattle in the pod when shaken, this is the ideal time to straight cut the canola.  Seed colour is ideally black to a dark brown, with less than 2% green count. Overall, moisture should be in the 10% or less range to prevent issues in the bin.

When it comes to straight cutting or swathing canola, there are many different factors that should be taken into consideration. The seed variety, managing disease, the topography of the field, and the timing of the crop are all important details to consider. Both methods are great options when it comes time to take the crop off the field.

Getting The Crop In The Bin

With harvest just around the corner, it is time to talk about the final steps and decisions that you are going to take to get the crop in the bin. You want to make sure you choose the option that will be the most efficient and practical for your operation. When it comes to pre-harvest, there are several options available. These include swathing, contact herbicides, and systemic herbicides. The use of a pre-harvest desiccant can be a great harvest management tool to speed up harvest and help you make better use of your time. 

Contact Herbicides

The use of Reglone allows for a quicker dry down of your crop which helps get the crop in the bin faster. The quicker dry down will also help you to be more efficient by allowing you to combine faster, spread straw better, combine later into the night, and start earlier in the morning. Quicker dry down also helps you protect the grade of the crop and avoid any environmental factors that could delay harvest. Contact herbicides are best suited for desiccation of pulse crops. This option is also available for canola, but the dense canopy makes the dry down process a little more challenging for a contact herbicide. 

Heat LQ, Reglone Ion, Desica or other Diquat products are some examples of contact herbicides. 

Systemic Herbicides

Systemic herbicides such as glyphosate can be used alone or in conjunction with a contact, such as heat to desiccate a crop. This mode of action offers enhanced control for those trouble fields that have high weed pressure late in the season. It can take 10-14 days for Glyphosate to show activity on the crop, so the addition of Heat LQ can speed up the rate of dry down. The downside is, these products do not help the crop mature, which is why a timely application is so critical. Early applications can have detrimental affects on yield and quality. Systemic herbicides are most commonly used for desiccating canola acres. Depending on the marketability, these products may also be used on some pulse and cereal crops.

Desiccation Timing 

Lentils

First off you will want to look at the field as a whole and see if there is a general colour change from green to yellow amongst the entire field. This colour change is indicating that the crop is reaching its natural maturity. Next, you will want to go into the field and make sure that the bottom pods are dry. This means that the seeds rattle in the pods when they are shook. The middle seeds should be starting to turn a lime green colour and can easily be split in half. The top seeds should be a brighter green colour and will still be a bit juicy. 

Green Peas

Before applying a desiccant to peas you will want the field to have an overall yellow colour. The moisture content also needs to be less than 45%. This is measured when the seeds in the bottom pods are dry and translucent in colour. The middle pods should be green/yellow, full sized and split when squeezed. At the top, the pods will still be a green colour but beginning to turn yellow. 

Yellow Peas 

When spraying yellow peas, you will want to see an overall colour change from green to yellow throughout the field. The bottom pods should be dry with detached seeds in the pods that are translucent in colour. The upper pods should be starting to shrink and the seeds should split when they are squeezed. 

Chickpeas

Desi: You will want the majority of the plants to be yellow (the tops of the plants may still be green) and the seeds should be a yellow/brown colour. 

Kabuli: The majority of the plants and pods should be ripe and dried down. You will want the seeds to be white/tan and detached from the pod. 

Wheat

You will want to apply the desiccant when the field is at the hard dough stage (less than 30% seed moisture). The easiest way to establish this timing is when you can leave a nail print in the kernel. It is best to scout in many different areas of the field to get an accurate assessment. 

Canola

Heat LQ should be applied to when there is 80% seed colour change. In order to determine the maturity, you will need to open up the pods and asses the seed colour since the ripeness of the overall field may be deceiving. The seeds on the bottom ¾ of the main stem should be changed to a dark brown/black colour. Seed colour change can be a very challenging thing to assess, especially in years where the crop is in two different stages.  It is important to scout many different areas of the field to get an accurate assessment. 

Marketability

Always be sure to check with your grain buyer to see what desiccated seed will be accepted before you spray!

 

For any more guidance on pre-harvest desiccation, reach out to your local SynergyAG retail!

 

Diamonds Are Not a Farmer’s Best Friend

The southern winds blew all spring and have left us wondering, “Did they bring the diamondback moths with them?”

What Are Diamondback Moths?

Diamondback moths are a pest on the Canadian Prairies, which migrate from the south to the north on the wind currents in the spring. They prefer brassica crops, which means on the prairies they feed mainly on canola. Diamondbacks can have up to 4 generations per year, so the damage period can depend on when they arrive, and how many generations there are.

The moths are 8-9 mm in length when resting, and they have 3 diamond-like markings on their back. The adult moths lay eggs on the leaf surfaces which can hatch to larvae in 4-8 days. Since the diamondback can have up to 4 generations per year, there can be all life stages in one field at the same time. 

Once the larvae hatch, they can feed up to 21 days. First on internal leaf tissue, then outer leaf tissue, flowers and buds. When the larvae reach maturity, they are a bright green worm around 12 mm (½”) long with a slight taper at each end. When the larval stage is complete, they pupate. This can last anywhere from 5 to 15 days. They then emerge as an adult moth, and start the whole process over again. The whole diamondback life cycle can vary from 21-51 days, depending on the environment and food conditions. 

What To Watch For

There are a few different monitoring techniques that can be used. The first would be pheromone traps, which are set out to predict early warnings of infestations. Unfortunately though, these traps are only an estimate or a predicting tool and regular monitoring in July and August is necessary. 

When it comes to scouting for these pests, you will be looking for the diamondbacks in the larval stage. It is important to identify them at this point in the life cycle as this is when they feed on the plant. Sweep nets can be utilized, but keep in mind there are no threshold numbers set for this method. Since diamondbacks can feed on all parts of the plant, the sweep net will not accurately collect the larvae in that testing area. If diamond back larvae are found in the sweep net, closer inspection is required of the crop. 

The best method of scouting is to visit 5-10 different areas in the field and remove plants in an area the size of a square foot. You will then lightly beat the plants on a clean surface, such as the hood of your truck or the tailgate. The larvae will fall off the plant, and you will be able to assess the populations. The action threshold is 20-30 larvae/ft2 or 2-3 larvae/plant. 

When you are assessing damage it is important to take into account the stage(s) of the larvae and the crop. Once leaf tissue begins to die off as the plant matures, the larvae will move up the plant and feed on pod and stem tissue.  This can quickly lower the yield potential of the crop.

How To Control Them

As with most pests, there are beneficial insects that can help naturally control populations. This can range from insects, to parasitoids, or fungi. The presence of these factors are important to take into account when deciding if you have reached the action threshold or not.

If the application of an insecticide is warranted, there are many options on the market. Insecticide would be applied if you have determined that your crop has reached the action threshold and needs another form of control to prevent further damage. There are different products available but it is important to be cautious of the preharvest interval and the impact on beneficial insects found in the field. 

 

If you need help monitoring for diamondbacks, or help deciding which control option would be the best fit for your operation, reach out to your SynergyAG agronomist or sales representative.

Niki Beingessner CCA, PAg

Sales Agronomist – Yorkton, SK

 

Sources:

Canola Council

Government of Saskatchewan

 

A Clean Sweep: Aphids in Pulses

July is when the prairies start to get a taste of what summer actually is: warm weather, thunderstorms, and bugs. In agriculture, these summer forces can make or break the crop year. Insects can be negative or positive, and in pulse crops, the insect of interest is aphids. 

About Aphids

These small, green pests overwinter their eggs in tall clover and alfalfa, and the young then move into the crops. The majority of the aphids seen in the prairies are blown in from the states. Because the insects are able to move from birth to maturity from 5-50 days and are able to asexually reproduce, one growing season can bring up to 15 generations of aphids. As innocent as they may look, they directly impact yield by sucking the sap from the plant. This weakens the overall plant health and reduces seed size, in turn, reducing overall yield. 

Scouting

Scouting is done in the late stages of vegetative growth until the mid-reproductive stage. Using a sweep net towards the center of the field, this can determine if the population has surpassed the economic or nominal threshold. In peas, the threshold is 9-12 aphids per sweep at flowering, and in lentils, insecticide use is recommended at 30-40 aphids per 180 degree sweep. 

Thresholds and Biological Control

These thresholds can be raised easily given biological controls are present in the field. Unluckily for aphids, there are some very effective biological controls in Saskatchewan. Ladybugs, parasitic wasps, lacewings, and damsel bugs are notable natural enemies of aphids. An increased presence of these insects could be adequate control of the pests, and if the aphid population does not increase within a two day period, spraying may not be necessary.

If you have questions about aphids in your pulses, call your local Synergy AG, and an Agronomist would be happy to help your crop to be a clean sweep!

Karly Rumpel A.Ag.

Sales Agronomist

References: 

Sask Pulse. https://saskpulse.com/files/general/160712_Aphids_in_pulse_crops.pdf

 

Things To Consider About Sclerotinia Application

As we come to the start of July and look out into our canola fields, we are seeing beautiful cabbaging canola that is starting to bolt. One of the big questions we always have from our growers is whether or not it is worth spraying canola for sclerotinia. As growers are facing tight margins and pricey costs of application, the question always is, “Will we see a ROI from a sclerotinia application?”

Forecasting Tools Available to Growers

Growers have some great tools that can help them forecast the development of sclerotinia in their area. Some of these tools include: Risk assessment maps put out for the prairie provinces that are available on the Canola Council Website, a checklist based on environmental conditions, and our personal favourite, petal testing. There is no method that is 100% accurate, but these different tools can help us make an educated decision. 

Conditions Favorable for Sclerotinia 

For sclerotia germination, spore production and spore growth, we need to have favourable environmental factors such as rainfall and soil moisture.  Summers with wet, damp and humid conditions are the perfect weather for us to see high amounts of sclerotinia in the canola. Another condition that is favorable for sclerotinia is a dense crop canopy. When we have these dense heavy canopies, we see a lack of sunlight able to penetrate through and evaporate the moisture under the canopy. 

Ideal Bloom Staging

When we are looking at doing a fungicide application for sclerotinia, timing is critical. For application timing, we are looking at between 20%-50% flower, and prior to significant petal drop. Fungicide application needs to begin when it is at 20% flower – meaning, we see 15 open f lowers on the main stem. When the number of open flowers on the main stem exceed 20, we are at 50% flower, and this is a sign that our application window is closing for fungicide.  Canola fields will be at it most yellow during this stage.

For more question on Sclerotinia and fungicide options, please contact your local Synergy AG agronomist. 

What To Do When Your Crops Experience Stress

Of all of the things that affect crop production, the environment is the single-most influential factor.  Both the positive benefits and the negative stressors created by the environment not only affect plant growth and the actual yield attained at harvest, but they also play a critical role in whether a plant will be able to reach its full genetic potential.  These next steps can be followed to assist you in making a plan on how to move forward. 

Recognize the plant stress: What is causing the stress?

Sometimes when plants look sick or appear to be under attack by insects or disease, the symptoms are actually a sign that the plant is being stressed by environmental factors.  For example, wilting can indicate insect or disease problems, but this can also be from adverse soil moisture conditions (too much or too little).  Wilting is also a normal response to extreme heat.  

Assess the damage: Is it economical to put more money into this crop?

Wait a couple days after the environmental stress event has occurred before going to assess the damage. This will give the plant time to show signs of life and recovery. It is important to make sure you make a decision based on the potential of the crop. Further action may not be needed if the stress causes enough damage, but it is very possible that there are still things you can do to help get a good yielding crop in the bin. 

Protect the plant: What is the best mode of action? 

If a plant has been physically injured by environmental stresses, it can create points of entry for diseases into the plant. It is extremely important to protect these sites, as the natural barrier on the plant has been compromised. Now that the plants have open entry wounds, there is an increased risk that disease will move in and take advantage of the struggling plants. Giving the plants the protection they need will give them the best chance at recovery. It is best to focus on applying any product within a week of the stress event. 

The use of a strobi fungicide is a very good option to gain maximum protection. Strobis have the ability to disperse and cover more surface area then just the site of contact, which means greater protection. They are also known to have some plant health benefits. BASF, Bayer, Syngenta, and Corteva all have strobi fungicides available. 

Give your crop an extra boost: What else does the plant need? 

Are you utilizing every pass you take over the field to its full potential? A tissue test can be a useful tool when it comes to deciding which nutrients will benefit your crop the most. The stage of the crop will also impact this decision. 

The nutrient application will help to alleviate some of the stress caused by the environmental event. Once you see that the crop is pushing forward and is showing signs of improvement, you may want to consider a foliar nutrient product to help kick start the plant. You will want to make sure that there is some leaf mass that this product can land on and absorb into. For example, if your lentil crop has undergone a hail event leaving only stems standing, you will want to wait until that plant starts producing leaves so that there is more surface area for the nutrients to enter the plant. 

If you need help assessing damage in your field and/or making a plan moving forward, call your local SynergyAG agronomist to come out and take a look. Happy spraying! 

 

Tips For Feeding Your Crops

If you are fine-tuning your farming practices to achieve higher yield or quality, foliar nutrition is one of your most powerful tools.  The portfolio of foliar nutrition products continues to expand, with many products available for the majority of crops grown in Western Canada.  To find the best product for your crop and farm, put your crop nutrition plan under the microscope.

Understand What The Crop Needs

Different crops have different nutrient requirements. Canola and alfalfa require higher levels of boron compared to a cereal or pulse crop.  A soil test is the only way to find out if your field can supply the nutrients that the growing crop needs, and which nutrients are insufficient for crop requirements.  Tissue testing is a technique that can pinpoint which nutrient(s) (or lack there of) is actually limiting crop growth during the growing season.  

It is also important to consider the environmental conditions and how they could be affecting the crops nutrient dynamics throughout the growing season. In dry conditions, crops can benefit greatly from higher potassium levels. However, this nutrient is taken up in smaller quantities in dry soils.  In saturated soil, root growth slows or even stops all together and crops generally take up less nutrition from the soil. This will hinder overall growth and yield production.  All of this together means that determining the correct nutrient to foliar apply should begin with soil and tissue tests and be adjusted based on environmental conditions.

Choose The Right Foliar Nutrition Product

There are many foliar nutrient products available, and choosing the right one, at the right rate can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here are the 4R’s of nutrient management: the right source, right rate, right time and right place.  When choosing a product, consider three things:

    • The percentage of active ingredient in the product
    • The weight of the product per unit
    • The recommended application rate of the product

This information will allow you to determine the amount of nutrient provided per acre.  Beyond the science, the economic factors and ease of use will also help you make the right choice for your field and farm.

Apply At The Optimal Time

To get the most out of a foliar application, the product has to be applied at the right time.  Closely monitor moisture.  If your crop is short on moisture, it will strive to preserve moisture by thickening the leaf cuticle and limiting how wide and long the stomata are open.  This will in turn impede a foliar nutrient getting inside the plant.  Applications should be done in the early morning or when conditions are warm (but not hot) and moist.  This is when leaf tissue is most permeable.

Crops also require varying amounts of nutrients throughout the growing season based on their stage of development.  Applying particular nutrients at specific times can significantly improve the effectiveness of foliar applied fertilizers.  This is exemplified by the application of K and MG during fruit development, which supports the development of large, healthy fruit.  There is an increased need for available boron during flower development and fertilization.  Boron plays a role in pollen tube formation in flowers.  Phosphorus is most significantly required early in the growing season to support aggressive root development and crop establishment.  The degree to which crops benefit from foliar applied nutrients varies throughout the growing season and is further influenced by the environmental conditions.

Keep Planning Ahead

To continue to achieve high yields and quality, take the time to do a deep-dive into your farm’s long-term crop nutrition plan.  Understand what nutrients are available in each field, what your crops are removing and what you’ll need for upcoming rotations.  Know when to build the nutrient bank so fertilizer never becomes the limiter on yield or quality.

If you need help or advice on any of these parameters, reach out to your local SynergyAG retail, and we’ll get you looked after.

How To Keep Cutworms Away

If you have noticed some bare spots out in your field, specifically on hilltops and in sandy areas, it would be a good idea to check in on your crop. Cutworms have been very hungry over the past few weeks and we have been finding them feeding in an array of different crops. 

The redbacked, pale western, darksided, army, and dingy cutworms are the five common species of cutworms that can be found, and cause economic damage in field crops on the prairies. Although some species are more common in certain areas, they all seem to be fairly widespread.

Where To Look

Most fields will have cutworms present in them, but not all will have concerning populations. It is important to scout, watch for any changes, and also monitor for the economic threshold. We usually begin by scouting any hilltops or areas in the field with lighter soil. Cutworms are known to prefer these areas because they are warmer and easier for them to tunnel around in. In these areas of the field, we check for spaces within the row as well as wilted or dead plants in those spaces. This is a telltale sign there are usually cutworms present, as they prefer to move from plant to plant within the row. You will also need to monitor those areas for germination issues or seeding misses, which can also be at fault for the spaces within the row.

Within these gaps in the row, you will need to carefully brush away the soil and locate the pest. Cutworms predominantly feed at night above the ground, and will shelter underground during the day. They are usually just below the soil or trash within the row, but can also hide in the soil between the rows as well. It requires boots on the ground scouting, and can be a very tedious process. 

If you check a few spots in the field and cutworm numbers are high, it is important to check what the threshold is for that crop, and determine if it is time for a control option. This will involve checking many different areas in the field to determine whether spot spraying is an option, or if the whole field needs to get sprayed. 

How To Control or Manage

On canola seed, you can add a group 28 insecticide treatment like Lumiderm or Fortenza, which will kill any cutworms that feed on the plant after they have germinated. This requires there to be some damage to your crop, but it is an effective option for cutworm control. 

Pulses and cereals are more challenging. Corteva has just released a new seed treatment called Lumivia CPL that is a group 28 insecticide, and it can be added to your regular seed treatment to help your crop defend itself against cutworms. Like the canola seed treatments, it also requires feeding and ingestion for control.

If you have not used any of the seed treatment products above, there are also in-crop insecticide options such as Matador and Pounce. Both will give you a similar level of residual activity and will effectively control cutworm infestations. 

Tips For Future Planning

Cutworm populations have increased over the last few years and don’t seem to be declining. If you have had cutworm infestations in the past, it is important to take that into consideration for the future. Take note of which fields had higher numbers, and monitor those fields closely in years to come. Also, consider on-seed control options mentioned above for fields that are of concern.

If you’d like one of our Agronomists to scout your fields for cutworms and other pests, find the nearest SynergyAG retail location to you!

 

Niki Beingessner CCA, PAg

Sales Agronomist – Yorkton