The crops have been harvested, the wheat planted, and the equipment put away in much of SW Indiana, but field work is still in full swing. The dry weather this fall has allowed for a good deal of field preparation to be done. DuPont Pioneer agronomist Dan Emmert is urging corn growers to consider fall tillage, “We had a lot of ear molds this year, especially in the early planted corn. For growers who are going to put those fields back into corn next year, I am recommending they till those fields to bury that residue and reduce the inoculum.”
Fall is also a good time to address weed issues. Emmert said, while there is not much you can do in the fall to control water hemp, there is action you can take to control marestail, “Fall applications of herbicide can really help us control marestail.” He said that an application of 2,4-D or dicamba can control weeds this fall and that a residual herbicide can help manage them next spring.
Emmert says harvest results showed several hybrids did especially well this year, “I was especially impressed with P1197AM that has shown good consistency over the past 3 years on a variety of soil types. For soybeans, 40T84X.”
Listen to the complete report with Dan Emmert under the crops tab on this web site.