Agronomist: now is the time to scout as crop conditions vary
Beck’s Regional Agronomy Manager Steve Gauck says crop conditions are variable in several Midwestern states.
“As the season has gone on, we’ve got some areas that have great crop growing conditions and we have some areas that have gotten dry so I’m a little concerned about these dry pockets,” he says. “…Overall, I think the crop is going to be average or a little bit better.”
He tells Brownfield growers should scout fields.
“This is a great time of year before harvest to scout not just to see ‘hey do I have issues,’ but to also look at ‘did what I do this year work, how is my weed control, did this hybrid fit , did I put enough nitrogen on or am I seeing deficiency, do I have diseases’” he says.
Gauck covers several states including Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas.