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From the Field this week, Jenna Sloane and Nick Bloomberg discuss some of the key agronomic moves you should be making this time of year.

As always, make sure to contact your local agronomist with any questions you may have. Stay safe!

Hi, I’m Jenna Sloan an agronomy account manager out of the Milltown location and I am Nick Bloomberg an agronomy account manager out of new Richmond and Milltown.

Today we’re going to talk about a few in-season management tools that we can do here at ALCIVIA.

The first one that we can do while we’re out looking at the crops in this early stage is take a tissue sample and what a tissue sample does is it kind of gives us a report card and shows us where the nutrition levels are at in your field. So, it will tell us if you are responsive deficient or adequate on any given sample, this helps us by allowing us to make decisions before we do over the top or any fungicide passes. So, we can add micronutrients into that and adjust based off what our plant currently is taking up.

And speaking of microbes we’re kind of getting in that changing season around here, so dairy guys and gals can look at using products like boron and other things with their alfalfa. We can look at putting a fungicide application on, we should be looking for bugs here, after you take first crop off so we can get insecticide out there and go after the leaf hoppers.

We can take pink, mix that with a fungicide like I said. looking a little further down the road once we get into July, we’ll be looking at fungicide on soybeans and corn. Soybeans looking for some plant health benefits there at that r2 to r4 stage with r3 being that sweet spot we’ve seen some pretty good data over the last few years there and then on corn most of the silage guys are doing it already, but I think there’s some interesting opportunities on the green side and maybe some additional bushels that we can capture going into this fall.

If you have any questions feel free to let your ALCIVIA Agronomy account manager know, thank you.