By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Coordinator
Most of the fields have taken off over the past week with a couple planned to receive pre-tassel application of fertilizer. A couple of those fields are a few days early for it. With the forecast of 2-4 inches of rain, we wanted to be able to get it out before it got wet for 7-10 days. One field is irrigated only every other middle due to some irrigation limitations, and we felt like rainfall would more efficiently work in the urea. All but White County and Monroe County have received layby herbicide applications and mid-season fertilizer. We have found very light common rust in our Prairie, Lawrence, Jefferson, and Clay County fields. To view field-specific information, download the pdf below.