R. Keith Collins | 8/8/2019 6:16:47 PM
Corn yields in Richland Parish continue to be good. With 40-50% of the corn harvested, we are averaging 10-15 bushels per acred higher than last year. We had corn planted into late April so some producers have not started harvesting yet while others have completed harvest or will be in a day or so.
Soybeans planted in late March and early April are being harvested. A couple of dryland yields were 40 bu/a or better which is excellent and irrgated beans much better. Soybean dessication will continue on a weekly basis from this point forward. Stink bugs have been very light this year but we had to treat some beans for stink bugs in some fields I have been scouting. Some of these had to be treated for loopers as well. These were soybeans planted the last week of April.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture