Monthly Archives: June 2013

Corn Nitrogen Update

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist It is no secret that many of the corn fields are nitrogen deficient right now – mostly due to leaching. The result is that many farmers will be applying more sidedress nitrogen than usual, … Continue reading

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Wireworms in Your Corn?

By Daniel Hudson, University of Vermont Extension Agronomist It clearly too late to take preemptive action against wireworms for this year.  If you suffered insect damage to your corn this spring, it is a good time to identify the culprit … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2013 Corn Nitrogen Update

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Farmers and consultants across the state have begun the process of determining the appropriate amounts of sidedress nitrogen to apply to corn fields.  Many farmers are particularly interested given the extreme and varied weather … Continue reading

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How Concerned Should You Be About Meadow Foxtail in Your Hay Fields and Pastures?

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Vermont farmers have been noticing a species of grass that has been increasing its presence in local hayfields and pastures.  From a distance the seed head of this grass looks like that of timothy, … Continue reading

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Where is Stanley When You Need Him?

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Every year farmers lose thousands of acres of planted corn to bird damage.  I spoke to one farmer yesterday who said that they lost $6,000 worth of corn seed to crows.  Depending on where … Continue reading

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This is nitrogen leaching weather, but how much have you lost?

To paraphrase the great agronomist Dr. Seuss, ‘The sun did not shine. It was too wet to hay. So we sat in the barn on that cold, cold wet day…. wondering about how much sidedress nitrogen my corn might need … Continue reading

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