In Galesville today…

Today, our summer agronomy intern, O’Bryan Decker, and I got out in the field to do some crop scouting in Ettrick, WI. We also stopped by the Galesville agronomy division where I took a few shots of the crew working on their equipment. It’s been so wet there that they can’t get out to do any field work. Check out the photos below.

Soybean plot at Ettrick, 6-6-13. Click to enlarge photo.

Soybean plot at Ettrick. Click to enlarge photo.

Intern O'Bryan Decker at a corn plot in Ettrick (John Vehrenkamp farm). Click to enlarge photo.

Intern O’Bryan Decker at a corn plot in Ettrick (John Vehrenkamp farm). Click to enlarge photo.

Nathan Instenes loading soybeans for a customer at our Galesville location.

Nathan Instenes loading soybeans for a customer at our Galesville location. Click to enlarge photo.

Ryan Whitacre cleaning a tractor at our Galesville location.

Ryan Whitacre cleaning a tractor at our Galesville location. Click to enlarge photo.

Seed treater at Galesville Agronomy.

Seed treater at Galesville Agronomy.

RoGators at Galesville.

RoGators at Galesville.

Nathan Instenes putting logo on tender.

Nathan Instenes putting logo on tender.

Galesville's new dry tender.

Galesville’s new dry tender.

– Rob Shields, Agronomist

Crane Damage and a Cutworm Alert!

We saw two big issues in fields today!

First, crane damage was seen just north of Adams today! Keep an eye on your field for crane damage! Look at the picture below – the cranes pulled the plants right out of the ground.

Crane damage seen just north of Adams, WI.

Crane damage seen just north of Adams, WI, on June 5, 2013.

Second, cutworms were found feeding just south of Adams this morning. Please check your fields or give us a call to help scout your fields ASAP, so that these pests don’t chew up your crop.

Cutworms spotted south of Adams, WI, on June 5, 2013.

Cutworms spotted south of Adams, WI, on June 5, 2013.

– Rob Shields, Agronomist

Fungicide time for wheat!

It’s fungicide time for wheat! A lot of area wheat fields are beginning to flower; that is, they are entering Feekes 10.51 (25-50% of the heads are flowering). Application of a fungicide now will reduce the chances of seeing Fusarium Head Blight or Scab later. Now is the time to get scheduled with a product such as Prosaro® at 6.5 to 8.2 ounces per acre. Contact me using the form below to set up an application.

– Rob Shields, Agronomist