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MACA Consultant Commentary

9/3/13 11:17 AM
Carol Bullard

Reporting from the South Delta is Jeff North, Madison
9/2/2013 - Late season insects in soybeans are making a run at us. The whole Lepidoptera complex and lots of green stinkbugs and red banded stinkbugs. Not so many brown stinkbugs at this time. Tank mixing Lep insecticides with acephate. Control with all mixtures is phenomenal. Concerned that we may have run out of water a little early this year. Lots of acres of beans last year in the 60 bushel per acre range. May be tough to do that this year, but with the mild temperatures we have had this year, who knows! Dry land corn is as good as I have ever seen. Maybe soybeans will hold up also. Recent market prices on the upside and this has stimulated some interest in selling this year’s crop. If market prices hold even somewhat and yields go along with it, we should be able to do it again next year. It will be very interesting to see how variety trials do with both corn and soybeans. It’s kind of sad not to even mention cotton or talk about yields and varieties these days, but that’s where we are with production agriculture today. The only thing that remains the same is that nothing remains the same.

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