Have you been regularly checking your crops this year? Regular scouting of your crops helps prevent pests from surprising you with yield-
Even on a dry year you want to know how well your crops perform during drought stress. This will provide a benchmark for dry year risk management. Heavy rootworm feeding on roots has hurt even more with dryer soil conditions when the crop needs water the most. Heavy feeding of rootworms on corn roots is the result of inadequate control of rootworm in the soil. Evaluate your rootworm control and make sure it is effective. If control is inadequate, develop a better rootworm control strategy.
How well did your weed control perform? Did any weeds survive? Note their identity and how many survived. This will help you determine how to strengthen your weed control strategies. If you need assistance just contact us.