Wednesday, July 30, 2014  


Attention Farmers/Land Owners:
Cover Crops to Improve Soil in Prevented Planting Fields -

Please join us for the annual Customer Appreciation Golf Outing & Supper
When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Where: Correctionville Golf Course
Golf Starting @ 1 pm – Supper to Follow @ 5:30
We look forward to seeing you there!

Starting February 10th, 2014 Free Price Later on Corn and Soybeans will be offered at ALL Western Iowa Coop locations on grain delivered on or after February 10th, 2014 until Friday August 29th, 2014 subject to change on space availability without prior notice. Please Call the elevator prior to delivery to ensure space availability !!! 

On Tuesday September 2nd, all Price Later Grain will be rolled to the Fall 2014 Harvest Policies and charges will be applied

*Price Later grain cannot be put on a warehouse receipt or grain bank once it is placed into a price later contact* 
*Any grain under CCC Loan cannot be put into a Price Later contract*



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  July 18, 2014
The summer season includes lots of weeds and insects especially with all the rain we have had over the past weeks.  This time of year means farmers are using more chemical/insecticide products to control weeds and insects.  These products can be very dangerous when not used correctly.  Exposure can lead to a variety of health problems depending on the type of chemical and the degree of exposure.  Please read your product labels and always handle these products correctly.  Think “Safety First” and protect yourself and those around you from any unnecessary exposure risks.
Soybeans growing progress this week were reported at 41% blooming, compared to 37% on average, with 72% rated good to excellent. There have been some weather concerns for beans, but it’s too early to get too worried. Corn conditions came in at 76% rated good to excellent, with 34% reported silked and weather conditions ideal for pollination. NOAA 30 – 90 day weather maps look favorable for the reminder of the crop cycle with near to below normal temps. The corn market this week was back on the teeter totter trend. With the ups & downs corn ended the week gaining a 2 cents. Beans were on a different boat as cash beans fell 22 cents by the end of the week, yet new crop beans gaining about 8 cents. Geopolitical risk over the downing of civilian airliner in Ukraine has trade spooked as to what can develop from this action. Certainly yesterday we saw how quickly trade reacts to uncertainty.
Fungicide season is about to start if it hasn’t already. Based on all the rainfall and wet soils this is shaping up to be a big year for fungicide apps, so just a few thoughts for guys “on the fence” and trying to decide to spray or not. In soybeans, we are still pretty early, not much disease pressure yet; and we are a little ways off from late R2/R3 when we typically want to see the fungicides go on, so keep scouting the beans for diseases and other pests like aphids, Japanese beetles, etc. to be sure they don’t become a problem. So far not much bug activity around this area so as long as things look good we can delay applications until later. In corn, we pretty much know the drill - Most everyone agrees that the number-one factor impacting fungicide application profitability is management of common diseases (gray leaf spot, common rust, etc.). If crop diseases are present, yield responses to applications are typically higher on hybrids that have low disease resistance scores. If disease levels are high enough, hybrids with solid disease resistance may respond well, too. Warm, humid conditions around grain fill favor the development of diseases. Crop history and crop residue levels can contribute, too. With several pathogens that survive in corn residue, corn-on-corn and other high-residue systems can increase disease levels. Geography can also influence disease. For example, southeastern Iowa tends to be warmer and more humid than much of the state and historically has had higher levels of diseases. While sometimes we see fungicide applications increase yields in fields with low disease pressure, increasing disease pressure is a better indicator to the potential profitability of treating. Application timing can influence the odds of a positive return. Combining label recommendations and field observations is critical. If applied too early, the residual effects of the product may be gone as diseases set in. If applied too late, it may not effectively control the diseases already established. Most agronomists agree that the full tassel stage (VT) through blister stage (R2) is the optimum timing if a fungicide is needed. Scout hybrids with moderate to low disease resistance more intensively. Scout more often if the weather’s warm and humid and if rainy weather is present or predicted for July and August. Watch corn-on-corn, high-residue fields closely. Late-planted corn often is more susceptible to diseases. Don’t cut product rates.
Fungicide Apps- Ground vs Air: Of course in corn most are done by air, but in beans guys have more flexibility with ground rigs. So wheel traffic impact on bean yields is a common question we get. Sprayer wheel traffic from first flower (R1) through harvest can damage soybean plants and reduce yield.  Research suggests that an adequate soybean stand (more than 100,000 plants per acre) planted in late April through mid-May can compensate for wheel tracks made when a field is sprayed at R1. Yield loss can occur, however, when wheel tracks are made at R1 or later in thin soybean stands (less than 100,000 plants per acre) or late planted soybeans. After the various hail storms, we have a lot of both thin stands and later planted beans unfortunately.  Regardless of stand, plants could not compensate for wheel tracks made at R3 (early pod development) or R5 (early seed development). The average yield loss per acre is based on sprayer boom width (distance between wheel track passes.  Experience tells us that both can be very effective on insect and disease pests in corn and soybean fields; operator/pilot skill and ensuring the right spray parameters for each type of application is a big player in how well the pesticides will work. Bottom line is that pick the method that fits your operation the best, both are good options.  Clark McGrath, ISU Extension
Feel free to stop by any of your Western Iowa Coop offices and visit with your location agronomist and let them help you with all of our 2014 crop management concerns

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