Spring Observation for 2014


On Monday, April 7, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. I measured soil temperatures at 4 inch depth in both corn and soybean ground. The previous crop soybean ground was 38° F while the previous crop corn ground was only 36° F. With air temperatures (minimum temperatures) approaching 30° F. several days in a row, I have not observed much in the way of early weed growth.

On April 2, 2014, we sprayed (broadcast) our herbicides for both corn and soybeans. In addition, we dribble banded our spring N application. In these dribble band N applications, we included an application of Instinct—a Nitrogen nitrification inhibitor.