As we approach harvest in many parts of the U.S., it is important to do a last minute observation of fields to find where problems areas exist. These “under achieving” areas would likely have been effected by either biotic or abiotic stress during the growing season. Once areas have been found, go dig up plants to determine what caused the below average performance. This will help in formulating plans for the 2016 growing season. Always remember that plants grow from the bottom up, so once we visualize a plant problem above ground there were likely problems in the rhizosphere surrounding the plant root days or even weeks ago.
- Tommy Roach, Director of Specialty Products & Product Development