With an early small grain harvest, Pioneer Field Agronomist Sarah Lovas is encouraging growers to scout those fields. “Weeds like waterhemp like to germinate throughout the entire growing season with the absence of a crop canopy,” said Lovas. “Now that those fields are open, there is a great opportunity for those weeds to grow. Once we get a rain out there and the weeds start growing, it is worth it to go out to do a fall burndown and make sure we keep those weeds in check for next year.” In the very dry areas, grasshopper and spider mite issues continue. Lovas says spider mites can be scouted all the way through the R6 stage of development.
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