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ARKANSAS

AUGUSTA, AR

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Joey York - Augusta, AK

Joey York
Agronomist
870-253-1987

Jared Wood - Augusta, AK

Jared Wood
Agronomist
870-919-0781

Perry Galloway - Augusta, AK

Perry Galloway
Agronomist
501-940-3575

Crop scouting report unavailable.

IDAHO

BUHL, ID

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Van Wiebe - Buhl, ID

Van Wiebe
Agronomist
208-731-8613

Tyson Goossen- Buhl, ID

Tyson Goossen
Agronomist
208-308-1931

Eddie Gonzalez

Eddie Gonzalez
Agronomist
208-490-0181

If you are seeing thrips in your beans, use Hero at 10 oz. Don’t forget to add a water buffer in the mix.

Eddie Gonzalez

IOWA

SHELDON, IA

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Adam Sauer - Sheldon, IA

Adam Sauer
Agronomist
712-348-3851

Connor Majerus - Sheldon, IA

Connor Majerus
Agronomist
712-363-6501

Haley - Sheldon, IA

Haley Wagenaar
Agronomist
712-324-1189

Preventing seed set and fill on pesky weed escapes should be a high priority over the next couple weeks. If you need motivation to put in the extra effort, remember that each individual weed removed is likely 5,000+ seeds removed as well. I’ve been seeing bean riders, backpack sprayers, and hand pump sprayers making quite an impact on some small but concentrated weed banks.

Connor Majerus

MINNESOTA

FAIRMONT, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Evan Oberdieck - Fairmont, MN

Evan Oberdieck
Agronomist
612-801-8154

Hans Hinrichsen - Fairmont, MN

Hans Hinrichsen
Agronomist
507-236-3191

Sam Geisfeld - Fairmont, MN

Sam Geistfeld
Agronomist
507-848-0749

Steve Draper - Fairmont, MN

Steve Draper
Agronomist
507-236-3498

Mike Bates - Fairmont, MN

Mike Bates
Agronomist
507-236-1330

Nathan Rolling - Fairmont, MN

Nathan Rolling
Agronomist
507-236-7884

Emily Johnson - Fairmont, MN

Emily Johnson
Agronomist
507-381-4823

Be sure to scout for soybean aphids as I am starting to see lower populations come into field edges. The best optimum temperature for aphid reproduction is 72°-77°. If we continue with high temperatures (90°+), we may not get to an economic threshold for whole field treatment. Be on the lookout and catch them before they do too much damage to an already moisture stressed soybean crop.

Sam Geistfeld

soybean aphids

HANCOCK, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Adam Gibson - Hancock, MN

Adam Gibson
Agronomist
320-444-7280

Aaron Erdahl - Hancock, MN

Aaron Erdahl
Agronomist
320-808-8555

Travis Tonn - Hancock, MN

Travis Tonn
Agronomist
320-287-1552

There are multiple fungicide mixes that you can pick, depending on crop and diseases. One that we have found beneficial is Priaxor at 2.5 oz and Fortix at 2.5 oz. You get all three modes of action and a double shot of plant health that provides lower crop canopy temperature, less ethylene production, and higher antioxidants for more stress tolerance in these droughty areas.

Aaron Erdahl

HAWLEY, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Todd Brinkman - Hawley, MN

Todd Brinkman
Agronomist
701-412-7553

Bob Lyberg - Hawley, MN

Bob Lyberg
Agronomist
218-443-4888

Not Pictured:
Steven Taves
Agronomist
218-790-4431

Crop scouting report unavailable.

JANESVILLE, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Todd Traynor - Janesville, Minnesota

Todd Traynor
Agronomist
507-838-5384

Cody Dobberstein - Janesville, Minnesota

Cody Dobberstein
Agronomist
507-461-0432

Crop scouting report unavailable.

LEROY, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Grant Lunning - Le Roy, Minnesota

Grant Lunning
Agronomist
507-384-2256

Doug Dohlman - Le Roy, Minnesota

Doug Dohlman
Agronomist
507-993-1465

Dave Lunning - Le Roy, Minnesota

Dave Lunning
Agronomist
507-438-2649

Bob Grass - Le Roy, Minnesota

Bob Grass
Agronomist
507-438-9007

If you have spider mites, you cannot use a cheap pyrethroid. You have to switch to either Brigade or Lorsban. The cheap generic Warrior type products will cause a mite flare-up because they will kill everything other than the mites.

Grant Lunning

MARSHALL, MN

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John Wiese - Marshall, MN

John Wiese
Agronomist
507-530-5250

Mike Homandberg - Marshall, MN

Mike Homandberg
Agronomist
605-310-9013

Jeff Gladis - Marshall, MN

Jeff Gladis
Agronomist
507-530-2509

Dave Timmerman - Marshall, MN

Dave Timmerman
Agronomist
507-829-5882

Jeremy Jensen - Marshall, MN

Jeremy Jensen
Agronomist
507-530-5841

Brent Larson - Marshall, MN

Brent Larson
Agronomist
320-269-1577

Tyler Schmitt - Marshall, MN

Tyler Schmitt
Agronomist
612-245-1257

For spider mites, consider a longer residual product like Zeal SC or Agri-Mek SC. Lorsban or bifenthrin products have only been providing limited residual.

Brent Larson

OLIVIA, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

John Scheibel - Olivia, MN

John Scheibel
Agronomist
320-579-0465

Brandon Howard, Olivia, MN

Brandon Howard
Agronomist
320-905-4203

Not Pictured:
Jeff Morris
Agronomist
320-212-3367

Insects and mites are still the most important things to be scouting for. Pockets of spider mites are around so keep scouting and treat with chlorpyrifos or bifenthrin.

John Scheibel

As shown below, the image on the left shows what it first looks like when you find spider mites in your soybeans (and should be spraying) and the image on the right shows how important it is to spray for them before it gets this bad. We are finding spider mites in most fields in our area.

Brandon Howard

left: lite spider mite pressure; right: heavy spider mite pressure

ROSEAU, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Tyler Cosley - Roseau, MN

Tyler Cosley
Agronomist
218-526-0672

Crop scouting report unavailable.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Nikki Toft - Thief River Falls, MN

Nikki Toft
Agronomist
218-686-4086

Nikki Toft - Thief River Falls, MN

Aaron Yaggie
Agronomist

Kember Anderson - Thief River Falls, MN

Kember Anderson
Agronomist
218-686-1560

Crop scouting report unavailable.

WINTHROP, MN

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Dean Christiansen - Winthrop, MN

Dean Christiansen
Agronomist
605-359-2408

Matt Vogel - Winthrop, MN

Matt Vogel
Agronomist
507-276-6089

Kyle Becker - Winthrop, MN

Kyle Becker
Agronomist
320-583-5179

Crop scouting report unavailable.

MISSOURI

BERTRAND, MO

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Darryl Wolford - Bertrand, MO

Darryl Wolford
Agronomist
573-380-2704

Albert Duenne - Bertrand, MO

Albert Duenne
Agronomist
573-380-0353

Not Pictured:
Travis Raithel
Agronomist
573-380-0353

Crop scouting report unavailable.

MONTANA

SIDNEY, MT

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Barry Holzworth - Sidney, MT

Barry Holzworth
Agronomist
406-480-2024

Crop scouting report unavailable.

NEBRASKA

LAUREL, NE

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Rusty Reifenrath - Laurel, NE

Rusty Reifenrath
Agronomist
402-375-8776

Brendan Nicholson - Laurel, NE

Brendan Nicholson
Agronomist
402-369-3623

Kody Urwiler - Laurel, NE

Kody Urwiler
Agronomist
402-841-2096

Haley Bacon - Laurel, NE

Haley Bacon
Agronomist
402-841-2475

If you have frogeye leaf spot in your beans, it’s not too late to treat. 4 oz of Priaxor + 4 oz of generic Tilt will provide good control with added plant health benefits.

Brendan Nicholson

Make sure to be scouting for insects and mites. There have been reports of aphids in alfalfa and spider mites in both corn and soybeans.

Kody Urwiler

SEWARD, NE

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Dylan Codr - Seward, NE

Dylan Codr
Agronomist
402-450-5688

Devin Prochaska- Seward, NE

Devin Prochaska
Agronomist
402-367-9871

Crop scouting report unavailable.

WEST POINT, NE

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Jacob Gubbels - West Point, NE

Jacob Gubbels
Agronomist
402-380-7729

Michael Wiese - West Point, NE

Michael Wiese
Agronomist
402-720-2302

Jared Steffensmeier - West Point, NE

Jared Steffensmeier
Agronomist
402-920-2265

Danny Widhlem - West Point, NE

Danny Widhelm
Agronomist
402-372-7625

Crop scouting report unavailable.

WOOD RIVER, NE

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Kegan Macfee - Wood River, NE

Kegan Macfee
Agronomist
308-627-0431

Josh Dexter - Wood River, NE

Josh Dexter
Agronomist
308-390-0755

With most soybeans being around the R3-R4 stage, it is an important stage for water intake. If possible, make sure to irrigate and consider adding a fungicide such as 5 oz of Lucento for added protection.

Keaton Moore

Keep an eye out for early signs of southern rust. You want to take care of it and get it under control before it gets out of hand. An inexpensive contact fungicide some farmers will use is Tilt at 4 oz/acre.

Brie Bailey

NORTH DAKOTA

CASSELTON, ND

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Ryan Pierce - Casselton, ND

Ryan Pierce
Agronomist
701-430-7078

Jordan Swanson - Casselton, ND

Jordan Swanson
Agronomist
218-689-6412

Crop scouting report unavailable.

HURDSFIELD, ND

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Mariah Wetzel - Hurdsfield, ND

Mariah Wetzel
Agronomist
701-650-6014

Brandon Wall - Hurdsfield, ND

Brandon Wall
Agronomist
701-650-7617

Emily Kline - Hurdsfield, ND

Emily Kline
Agronomist
701-650-7794

Chad Weckerly - Hurdsfield, ND

Chad Weckerly
Agronomist
701-793-7382

Crop scouting report unavailable.

LISBON, ND

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Brian Weight - Lisbon, ND

Brian Weight
Agronomist
701-680-0969

Spencer Schultz - Lisbon, ND

Spencer Schultz
Agronomist
701-680-2087

Becca Anderson - Lisbon, ND

Becca Anderson
Agronomist
701-429-7150

Be on the lookout for spider mites in soybeans as their populations continue to rise. 6.4 oz/acre of Brigade is a good option for these pests. Also, I’ve had a few questions about spraying yards and pastures. I would hold off for now as the weeds are going to be tough to control and it will be hard on the grass with the lack of rain.

Spencer Schultz

MOHALL, ND

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Mark Henry - Mohall, ND

Mark Henry
Agronomist
701-833-4989

Charlie Adams- Mohall, ND

Charlie Adams
Agronomist
701-833-4959

Wyatt Stanley- Mohall, ND

Wyatt Stanley
Agronomist
701-833-4979

Wyatt Thompson- Mohall, ND

Wyatt Thompson
Agronomist
701-833-4969

Ryan Ellsworth- Mohall, ND

Ryan Ellsworth
Agronomist
701-263-1157

Crop scouting report unavailable.

WILTON, ND

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Jamie Schurhamer - Wilton, ND

Jamie Schurhamer
Agronomist
701-652-5866

Matt Elder- Wilton, ND

Matt Elder
Agronomist
701-425-8384

Crop scouting report unavailable.

SOUTH DAKOTA

ABERDEEN, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Kalen Kjellsen - Aberdeen, SD

Kalen Kjellsen
Agronomist
605-216-6656

Jay Barnett - Aberdeen, SD

Jay Barnett
Agronomist
605-216-0375

Jay Barnett - Aberdeen, SD

Ryan Brick
Agronomist
605-290-9445

Hayden Simon - Aberdeen, SD

Hayden Simon
Agronomist
605-771-9967

Micah Hanson - Aberdeen, SD

Micah Hanson
Agronomist
605-228-3639

Crop scouting report unavailable.

BALTIC, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Rob Fritz - Baltic, SD

Rob Fritz
Agronomist
605-254-6957

Lee Fischer - Baltic, Sd

Lee Fischer
Agronomist
605-359-4784

Tyler Koenig - Baltic, SD

Tyler Koenig
Agronomist
605-690-4302

Joe Schieffer - Baltic, SD

Joe Schieffer
Agronomist
605-305-2410

Morgan Murphy - Baltic, SD

Morgan Murphy
Agronomist
608-669-5653

Conner Edelman - Baltic, SD

Conner Edelman
Agronomist
605-660-5244

Mike Bemboom - Baltic, SD

Mike Bemboom
Agronomist
605-351-3586

A lot of soybeans are now at R3, when pods are 3/16” long at one of the four uppermost nodes of the plant. This is a great time to spray a fungicide for plant health, including disease protection. This is also a great time for farmers with previous white mold problems to apply their second white mold fungicide.

Conner Edelman

CENTERVILLE, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Travis Petty - Centerville, SD

Travis Petty
Agronomist
605-359-2029

Ty Iverson - Centerville, SD

Ty Iverson
Agronomist
605-670-9736

Koty Short - Centerville, SD

Koty Short
Agronomist
605-670-1326

Matthew Petersen - Centerville, SD

Matthew Petersen
Agronomist
605-359-7602

Crop scouting report unavailable.

FREEMAN, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Lane Konrad - Freeman, SD

Lane Konrad
Agronomist
605-505-0543

Mark Swanson - Freeman, SD

Mark Swanson
Agronomist
319-550-2042

Mite pressure continues to be on the rise. Continue to scout your fields as spider mites are starting to do damage in soybean fields. I recommend using a bifenthrin or Lorsban product for the spider mites.

Mark Swanson

GROTON, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Chad Jessen - Groton, SD

Chad Jessen
Agronomist
605-216-3174

James Thompson - Groton, SD

James Thompson
Agronomist
605-380-0156

Crop scouting report unavailable.

HURON, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Jason Leyendecker - Huron, SD

Jason Leyendecker
Agronomist
605-354-5214

Jarid Bechen - Huron, SD

Jarid Bechen
Agronomist
605-999-5706

Kyle Wiese - Huron, SD

Kyle Wiese
Agronomist
605-237-5972

Ryley Curtis - Huron, SD

Ryley Curtis
Agronomist
605-450-1137

Keep an eye on wheat stubble for weeds. With recent rains, some fields are greening up a little bit.

Kyle Wiese

KIMBALL, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Mike Erickson - Kimball, SD

Mike Erickson
Agronomist
605-359-6738

Jeremy Nedved - Kimball, SD

Jeremy Nedved
Agronomist
605-999-8296

Tyson Serr - Kimball, SD

Tyson Serr
Agronomist
605-830-0115

Crop scouting report unavailable.

ROSCOE, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Garritt Dykstra - Roscoe, SD

Garritt Dykstra
Agronomist
605-287-4750

Crop scouting report unavailable.

WATERTOWN, SD

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Jack Beutler - Watertown, SD

Jack Beutler
Agronomist
605-880-0787

Beau Wensing - Watertown, SD

Beau Wensing
Agronomist
605-881-4615

Jacob Ronke - Watertown, SD

Jacob Ronke
Agronomist
605-881-2382

Preston Barragan - Watertown, SD

Preston Barragan
Agronomist
605-377-0556

There is still a significant spider mite problem in our area. If you are going after spider mites, make sure you are running a full rate of a bifenthrin or chlorpyrifos product. Running a half rate might eliminate the beneficials and the spider mites might not be affected.

Preston Barragan

WASHINGTON

FARMINGTON, WA

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Jamie Rovey - Farmington, WA

Jamie Rovey
Agronomist
509-595-0222

Josh Bafus - Farmington, WA

Josh Bafus
Agronomist
509-336-5634

With current prices on August burndown, Gramoxone (qt) is a cheaper choice than going RT3 (48 fl oz) per acre. You can save over $3/acre at those rates if you can get good weed control.

Jamie Rovey

QUINCY, WA

MEET YOUR TEAM:

Sam Krautscheid - Quincy, WA

Sam Krautscheid
Agronomist
509-797-5161

Danny Hopkins - Quincy, WA

Danny Hopkins
Agronomist
509-750-6987

Dave Dye - Quincy, WA

Dave Dye
Agronomist
509-398-5400

David Hinkins - Quincy, WA

David Hinkins
Agronomist
509-398-4178

Devin Moon - Quincy, WA

Devin Moon
Agronomist
509-366-7489

Some growers are using Paraquat as a post-harvest spray. Many are using 48 oz of 3 lb Paraquat, COC, and adding a quart to the acre of nitrogen (solution 32), and spraying at 20 gallons to take advantage of as much coverage as they can get.

Dave Dye