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LeRoy Toohey


Mar 22, 2023

by LeRoy Toohey

Planting is the most important trip you’ll make across your fields each year. Some of the biggest and most impactful steps you can take toward reaching your yield potential are completed as soon as your planter leaves the field. Here are 10 things you’ll want to consider before your planter hits the


Oct 16, 2019

by LeRoy Toohey

Marestail ( Conyza canadensis ), also known as horseweed, has become one of the most difficult weeds to manage -- especially in no-till soybean systems. 3 Marestail is a winter annual that can germinate in early fall or the following spring. Starting from a rosette cluster of leaves, stem elongation


Aug 17, 2019

by LeRoy Toohey

Historically, corn silage harvest occurs around 50 percent milkline, but recent research has shown this historical thinking may not work for all situations. Harvesting too early or at a higher than preferred moisture can cause potential spoilage and loss of overall tonnage; on the flipside, moisture



Jun 06, 2019

by LeRoy Toohey

Planting this season has been tedious , and tough planting conditions can have a negative impact on yield. This is all the more reason to protect the crop from pests and make the most of every opportunity to maximize yields. In order to do this, we have to first understand that late-planted soybeans


Jun 06, 2019

by LeRoy Toohey

Fungal disease may be elevated this year due to excessive soil moisture in late planted soybeans, especially seedlings. Generally, improving field drainage and loosening compacted areas when possible helps the soybean fight soil fungal pathogens. Proper seed treatments along with genetic resistance





Apr 05, 2019

by LeRoy Toohey

Spring is here and it’s time to get moving. While planting corn and soybeans is in the front of everyone’s mind, for those who planted wheat in the fall, it’s now time to do some maintenance. There are fertilizer applications to jumpstart growth, and equally important, herbicide applications to cut