Kelly Estes, entomologist with the IL Pest Survey, joins us to give an update on the current situation with black cutworm and armyworm. She also gives us a preview of corn rootworm and other pest issues this season… and even addresses the infamous so-called murder hornet situation!
Bayer Technology Development Representative Randy McElroy joins us to talk about planting conditions, the slow accumulation of heat units we are experiencing, and considerations & available tools to help decide whether or not to re-plant.
Technical Agronomist and plant pathologist Rachel Willis joins us to talk about the key corn and soybean seedling diseases that we need to be watching out for over the next several weeks, and how to manage them.
With memories of last season‘s delays still fresh and raw in everyone’s mind, the current temperatures and soil conditions are making a lot of people anxious and wondering if they should go ahead and begin planting. We’ve been getting that question frequently over the last few days, and technical agronomist Lance Tarochione shares his thoughts.
Channel Technical Agronomist Daniel Lundeen joins us to give an update on the area corn & soybean crop. Topics include the area drought, current disease situation, and crop development related to the late planting season.
Bayer Crop Science Technology Development Representative Rachel Willis brings us up to speed on what’s happening right now with diseases in the corn belt, and how it’s all been affected by the extremely late planting season we’ve experienced.
Kurt Emken, Field Sales Representative with Bayer Crop Science, joins us to talk about the impacts of the delayed planting season on our weed management plans. He also provides more information on the Spray Early With Confidence program.
Preston Schrader - Technology Development Representative with Bayer Crop Science in Illinois joins us to provide an update on the insect outlook for 2019. We talk about the impact of last winter, the current black cutworm outlook, secondary insect considerations for pests such as wireworm, and the outlook for corn root worm populations.
Jim Donnelly, Technical Agronomist DEKALB/Asgrow in Northern Illinois joins us to provide some excellent information on tar spot in corn: what we learned last year, and what to be thinking about going forward.
Brian Kerschner from the Illinois State Climatology office joins us to talk about recent weather, it’s implications on the spring planting season, and the temperature & precipitation outlook for the next couple of months.
Eric Ifft from Bayer Crop Science talks with us about what to be thinking about right now as we plan our weed management programs, and addresses the recent news of a waterhemp population that has been found in Illinois resistant to group 15 herbicides.