Scouting Report - September 23, 2019

Sep 23, 2019

Scouting Report - September 23, 2019
Corn – Corn has mostly reached Black Layer or Physiological Maturity. Some earlier planted corn has been harvested and test samples are coming in at moistures from 16-21%.

Soybeans – Soybeans range from Full Seed to Yellow Pod Stages. Leaves are beginning to yellow and drop in most fields. Seeing some cloverworm and grasshoppers in soybeans, most below treatable levels.    

Milo – Milo ranges from Soft Dough stage to some reaching Physiological Maturity. Finding low levels of Sugar Cane Aphid in the area, but mostly below treatment levels for this stage of milo. Some milo acres near Pawnee Rock and Radium have been harvested.  

Small Grains  - Fertilizer and burndowns being applied on ground that will be drilled to wheat. Continue to monitor for cutworms and armyworms in earlier planted small grains. Insects can be devastating to a newly emerged crop.

Harvest Safety – As we enter this Fall Harvest season, please continue to be vigilant about harvest and farm safety.  Always be aware of your surroundings and watch for low hanging powerlines. Be attentive to other vehicles when moving machinery from field to field and always use your caution lights when on the road. Grease machinery and moving parts to reduce hot spots and fire risk. Check fire extinguishers and replace if necessary. Hold regular meetings to be sure that everyone on your harvest crew understands the correct procedures for safely making repairs, unclogging slugged combines, and what steps to take in case of emergency.

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