From what’s he’s seeing, Alex Johnson, State Agronomist for LG Seeds in Ohio is encouraging farmers to be scouting fields at least twice weekly.
“Look at your fields for black cutworm damage, also in bean fields, look for marestail,” said Johnson. “I’ve seen many fields with four to six inch marestail which gets very hard to control as a post application, and lastly look for bean leaf beetle, feeding at 40 percent or more defoliation could mean a pesticide application is warranted.”
Johnson adds that other than those areas that received excessive rain, the corn crop in Ohio overall is looking good.
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