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Addressing disease and pest pressure in 2020 is key

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2019 is a year we would like to forget. Not that 2020 has been up to the task as a better alternative so far. We know that the challenges we faced last year, didn’t disappear with the calendar. The fallout will be far-reaching in the 2020 growing season. We have addressed the concerns with weed populations, but what about disease and pest pressure? Just like the weeds, you better be prepared to fight in 2020.

Whitney Monin is a Technical Agronomist with Channel seeds. She talks about the problems 2019 created for 2020. The list of diseases that can be waiting for Iowa in 2020 is long.

If disease pressure isn’t enough, don’t forget those pests who are going to be waiting to munch on your young seedling corn and soybean plants. Monin suggests good seed treatments to keep your plants protected.

Monin reminds farmers that how we finish a growing season depends on how we start.

To learn more about Channel seeds, visit with your local sales rep or visit their website.