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Spring Harvest Update

We’ve had good harvesting weather this week and growers are busy taking advantage of it.  We’ve had a lot of peas, wheat, and oats harvested.  Yields have been variable so far.  ESO peas are averaging around 35-40 bushels with the … Continue reading

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Winter Crops Ready to Harvest

We’re in our third straight day of rainy weather now.  While its holding us up from getting in the fields, the forecast shows the weather drying up towards the end of the week.  As soon as the fields dry up … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Assassin Bug

Last week the question was:  What insect laid these eggs on this wheat head? These are the eggs of an assassin bug (F: Reduviidae).  There are lots of species of assassin bugs and they are excellent predators.  They have piercing/sucking mouthparts … Continue reading

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Dryland Foot Rot

Overall we have a pretty good looking wheat crop.  In some fields we have some bleached heads showing up.  In a few cases this is due to wheat stem maggot, but mostly it appears to be dryland foot rot.  This … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Syrphid Fly

Last week the question was:  What is happening at the base of this wheat leaf? There is a syrphid fly larva feeding on another fly.  Syrphid fly larvae are excellent predators, normally of aphids, and we like to see them … Continue reading

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Syngenta Wheat Field Day – 5/9/17

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Wheat in the Boot Stage

There is a lot of wheat out there starting to push out heads.  It’s been growing quickly since the cold a couple weeks ago.  Here’s a photo of a few heads just starting to peek out of the flag leaf. … Continue reading

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Wheat Damage From the Freeze

Last week we saw 3 consecutive nights in the 20’s with the lowest reaching 22 in some areas.   Now that a week as passed, we can see the signs of damage on some of our jointing wheat. You wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Freeze Damage on Wheat Possible

According to Weather Underground it got down to 28 this morning (3/15) and its forecast to reach 23 tommorow morning (3/16) and 27 Thursday night (3/17).  The cold last night was enough to ruin most of the peach crop in SC.  Wheat … Continue reading

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Wheat Fertility Considerations

For the most part, we’re in much better shape than we were this time last year.  Our wheat fields have pretty decent color and seem to be growing well.  The warm winter we’re having is pushing the wheat pretty fast. … Continue reading

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