Managing for your best possible wheat crop

In many of the local fields we are walking, the wheat is heading out. As the heads begin pollinating it is time to spray for Fusarium head blight. Earlier we were seeing heavy pressure from powdery mildew, but applications of fungicide have stopped the disease, preventing further yellowing of the leaves. We are also seeing cereal leaf beetles in some fields but not all. The photos below were taken locally, showing all of these issues cropping up. Unfortunately, with the dry, hot weather of a few weeks ago, many crop treatments have been compressed into a short window, with wheat, corn and hay fields all needing attention at the same time! Give us a call if you’d like us to scout some of your fields to help prioritize your fungicide applications with other crop needs.