After years of absence in area soybean fields-velvetleaf has resurrected on area farms with a vengeance. Driving across the county this time of year, velvetleaf plants can be seen growing overtop the soybean plants and showing off their big lime green elephant ear like leaves and yellow flowers.
WATCH OUT FOR WATERHEMP - IT COULD BE IN A FIELD NEAR YOU!
We are fast approaching August, well known as a vacation month for many farmers. As wheat harvest and in crop herbicide/fungicide applications wrap up there is nothing left to do but kick back on a beach and wait for the soybeans to ripen. Well… sort of anyway. This August, we have one more job...
Last fall’s wheat planting season was late, causing some wheat to be planted in marginal conditions. Further, an early N season came upon us this spring as we were hit with several weeks of wet conditions, leaving compaction areas throughout the fields.