Saturday, May 11, 2013

Research Update (May 11, 2013)

Diligence Technologies, Inc., West Tennessee

Same song, different verse as weather continues to dominate the field research news in west Tennessee (and a lot of other places).  It dried up enough on Thursday to get in one day of planting before rain brought things to halt again on Friday morning.

Most of our corn is about the V3 stage and could use a little sunshine.  It has not helped that the rains have delayed nitrogen applications.  At least we have been blessed enough to have our corn in the ground.  I know there are many folks still waiting to start.

Cotton planting slow.  The few plots that are in the ground have not emerged yet due to a lack of heat units.  For the first time in a while, the prediction for next week is warm and sunny.  When things dry out, look for everyone with a tractor in west Tennessee to be on it.

One bright spot is that we finished spraying wheat fungicide trials last week.  Disease has been surprising light around Jackson so far this year, but I expect that to change pretty soon.

Please let me know if you have any protocols that have not found a home yet.

Proverbs 21:5
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness.

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