Most crops in this area were in need of some moisture, and the inch or so of rain that fell was just what the new crop needed. But Bush says the cooler weather is causing some issues with early crop development, “We are seeing a lot of yellowing from sulfur deficiency. I have been on a lot of service calls and assure growers this is only cosmetic and will resolve itself with a few days of 80 degree temperatures.” He told HAT he is recommending that perhaps next year growers consider adding some sulfur with their starter fertilizer.
He noted there have been some insect infestations, including black cutworms. Also, corn borer activity is picking up and may be an issue for growers who have planted non-GMO hybrids. Bush is recommending growers finish planting all crops before any more of June slips away.