Renewable Farming

Month: June 2017

Timely foliar nutrition and biologicals help battle early “die-down” in corn

  Early reports of Goss’s wilt are showing up in Nebraska, which is your signal for intense early monitoring if you farm in the Corn Belt. Early wet weather and continued storms plus high humidity incubate the bacteria and spread it.  After several seasons of diffusion across the entire Midwest, all it will take to intensify the disease …

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Moms Across America helps win a glyphosate battle in California

The Moms Across America organization helped encourage a large and well-informed array of witnesses at a recent hearing by the California Office of Environmental Health Assessment. Here’s the result, as released June 27 by Moms Across America:   Congratulations to everyone who supported the action of the CA Guild, Moms Across America, and many more …

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WakeUP Summer clients tell us it’s the best spray tank cleaner they’ve found

A big benefit of WakeUP Summer in your sprayer tank: It doubles as an excellent spray system cleaner. In fact it’s acting as a tank cleaner as you use it, etching out the residues from hoses and hidden crevices. You can use it for system cleanup when you’re switching between types of chemicals, and for …

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Arkansas Plant Board votes 120-day ban on Dicamba sale or use

After receiving at least 242 Dicamba damage complaints from growers in 19 counties, the Arkansas Plant Board voted June 23 to suspend Dicamba use on all agricultural fields except pasture. Before taking force, the rule needs approval of Arkansas Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas Legislative Council. June 24, 2017 — Arkansas is the first state to …

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Consultant Bob Streit advises how to help late, stressed crops

Each week during the growing season, crop consultant Bob Streit alerts clients to ways they can make the best of current growing conditions. We’ve excerpted key guidance and inserted the highlights below. For the extended report, you can visit the Central Iowa Agronomy site at: www.CentralIowaAg.com. June 16, 2016 — We’ll add a couple of recommendations …

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How to accelerate root growth in late-planted or replanted corn

The original purpose of early versions of WakeUP was to enhance early root growth by spraying corn at the two-leaf stage. This accelerates movement of sugars into roots, amplifying root exudates and triggering a bloom of beneficial mycorrhiza around the roots. The mycorrhiza act as an extension of the roots, and are 10 times as …

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Yes — WakeUP Summer intensifies benefits of contact herbicides

The most-asked questions we’ve heard from farmers about WakeUP the past several days are: — Will WakeUP Summer help me cope with resistant weeds like palmer amaranth and marestail? — Should I tank-mix MSO or other “sticker” with WakeUP for contact herbicides? — If my herbicide label specifies “no surfactant,” should I use WakeUP Summer anyway? …

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Fertility menu for “reputation” sweetcorn (and healthy field corn too)

Raising reputation sweetcorn with WakeUP Field corn for the elevator is just a commodity. Your sweetcorn for local fresh market is a product. Here are ways you can enhance sweetcorn with exeptional flavor and sweetness which attracts customers back to your farm — a “reputation” brand. June 10, 2017 — Your buyers become your sales …

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