As we wait another week for the fields to dry out, this provides some time to sample soil for the SCN populations. The SCN Coalition theme for the next few years is What’s your number? Do you know where SCN is in your fields and what the current population is sitting at? If its high, then there is a second number – what is the SCN type? Which addresses the bigger question can it reproduce on the SCN resistance source PI 88788 or Peking. All of these numbers can impact management of this root pathogen and future losses.
As producers are planning their seed needs for next year, it is important to think about acreage, hybrids, and seeding rates. Finding the best corn seeding rate is important for efficient production, but the “optimum” corn seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among fields with small differences in soils and weather.
“Sharpen the Scalpel – Tools to Identify High-Risk Conservation Needs” will be the theme of the SWCS conference on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.
Topics include: Ag Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF), Elevated Phosphorus Management, Watershed application of ACPF, Municipal Partnership for Ecosystem Services.