Pinnacle Crop Technologies In The News
Hitting Pigweed With Overlapping Residuals – Do’s And Don’ts
For Palmer amaranth control in soybeans, his consultant, Matt Hagny with Pinnacle Crop Technologies, recommends a weed control program with full rates of residual herbicide. More >>
The Worst Thing to Happen to Your No-till Cropping in 20 years: Glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed alert for KS.
This has blown up (literally and figuratively) across a big swath of central KS this summer , from Wichita westward to Larned, and northward to the Nebraska border—at a minimum. One no-tiller at Blackwell says, “Our control relies on not letting them emerge....If paraquat stops working, I don’t know what is next.” Why is this far more alarming than, for instance, glyph-resistant (GR) marestail, or even GR waterhemp?
Palmer pigweed: male vs female plants
Palmer pigweed biology, including distances of pollen travel
Central Plains: Wheat Farmer/Row Crop Farmer, Sept, 2011
Tom Austin always thought that farmers could grow 80- 100-bushel per acre wheat in north central Kansas. He is just surprised that it happened this year.
"We had good moisture through March, but then it got really dry," says Austin, whose field of WestBred Armour yielded 104.82 bushels per acre. "I was shocked. I thought that we'd be in the 70s. I had no idea it was going to yield that much."
Matt Hagny at Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario Conference
published in the Ontario Farmer Daily
When Matt Hagny talks about the benefits of long-term no-till there is no compromising. He doesn’t mean tilling only after wheat or just zone tillage or vertical tillage.
Tillage, any tillage, “causes soil productivity to decline,” the Kansas crop agronomist told members of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario at their annual conference here last week. Doing just a little tillage simply means you’re “screwing up a smaller volume of soil,” he added.
Shortfall Hard on Plants
published on DTN
When a nutrient deficiency occurs, the crop typically has telltale
visual symptoms—at least to the skilled eye. That's not
the case for the micronutrient molybdenum (Mo), said crop
consultant Matt Hagny, who recently discovered a fairly
widespread deficiency of that micronutrient in clients'
fields from central Kansas to Nebraska. His investigation
into mysterious wheat and soybean symptoms may have implications
as far as Iowa and central Illinois.
A Little-Known Nutrient
Originally published in Farm Journal
Molybdenum—or more precisely the lack of—may be
robbing yields from a surprising number of fields.
conducted by Matt Hagny, who runs Pinnacle Crop Tech (www.agronomypro.com),
a consulting service based in Wichita, Kan., discovered
deficiencies of molybdenum, an essential micronutrient, while
searching for the cause of pale green plants despite adequate
nitrogen levels in clients’ wheat fields.
“Ordering molybdenum testing was a shot in the dark,” Hagny
Correction/Update: Since these articles were written, Hagny has discovered that soil applications of Mo are totally ineffective on the types of clays found in Kansas soils, except where the Mo is applied in a band with P fertilizer. Apparently in some parts of the world, soil Mo applications (with water as a carrier) are effective, as stated by several authorities on the subject.