Sunrise Ag Tips

By: Jonah T. Johnson, MS, CPAg, CCA - Sales Agronomist, PCT | Sunrise

Brought to you by: Jonah T. Johnson, MS, CPAg, CCA - Sales Agronomist, PCT | Sunrise

June 12, 2023: I Didn't Stabilize My Urea...Should I Be Worried?   

My corn was sidedressed with urea and I didn’t use a NBPT stabilizer…what will happen if it sits for 10 days? Join Jonah Johnson. PCT | Sunrise Sales Agronomist as he answers this question.

June 5, 2023: Dry Soils and Nitrogen Application. What should I do?

With little rain in the forecast…what should you do with your nitrogen application? Listen in this week for tips on whether to apply or stop applying nitrogen fertilizer to your corn. Jonah Johnson answers this question.

May 31, 2023: Dry Conditions & Your Herbicide Program

With no rain in the forecast…what should you do with your herbicide programs? Join Jonah Johnson and Bryan Reeb as they answer this question.


May 24, 2023: Tough Growing Conditions Lead To Tough Replant Decisions

Join JJ and AJ for technical advice on what to look for when making the emotional decision to replant corn.

October 26, 2022: Why Do We Have So Much Vomitoxin This Year In Corn?


High vomitoxin levels present in corn this year have many growers asking "Why". Tune in with PCT | Sunrise Sales Agronomist Jonah Johnson for the answers.

September 2, 2022: Do Your Corn Ears Have Big Noses? Why Am I Seeing Large Kernel Tip Back In 2022?


2022 has provided a very good growing season overall in Ohio, but many growers are finding their corn fields are exhibiting corn ears that are experiencing large tip back and wondering why.

Listen in this week for some reasons why we are seeing this phenomena in 2022.

June 24, 2022: Is Your Corn Outgrowing Your Herbicide? Labels May Be “Maturing." Do You Know Your Corn’s Growth Stage?


Rapid corn growth, varying plant size across fields make it very challenging to make “on-label” herbicide applications.

Tune in this week as we talk about some popular corn herbicides and associated label “cut-offs” and use rates.

April 18, 2022: Questions On Your Wheat Stands, Nitrogen Application Timings And Wondering Should I Keep My Wheat?


Listen in this week as we touch on wheat growth stages, proper nitrogen and Foliar nutrition application timings and what to do management wise going forward!

March 17, 2022: Are You Considering Spring Wheat In 2022? You May Want To Think Otherwise…


If you have been following the current wheat markets, you will see that demand is building, thus allowing prices to reach levels that many growers have questions on how to maximize their wheat production this year.

Listen in this week for tips on how to increase wheat production in 2022.

February 14, 2022: Are You Spraying Enlist Herbicide in 2022? New label requirements may Impact You...


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new registration for the Enlist herbicide platform going forward in 2022 until 2029. There are five main label changes from the previous label registration that expired in December 2021. Listen in this week as we define the label changes and elaborate what impacts these changes may have on you and you operation.

2021 Season Archive

November 5, 2021: Are You Experiencing Glyphosate Shortages? Now What?


Several major herbicides have very limited supply for the unforeseen future. Listen in for “what to do” weed control recommendations when certain herbicides are not available this fall and for 2022 growing season.

October 12, 2021: Do You Have Varying Test Weight In Your Corn?


Varying weather, disease and stalk rots can all lead to varying test weight in corn. This week we discuss some examples that can lead to low kernel weights, which can create low test weight.

September 30, 2021: Be Vigilant Of Corn Standability, Ear Molds And Fall Armyworm


High-yielding crops coupled with a challenging growing season in 2021, has led to many growers experiencing corn stalk quality issues and ear molds. Coupled with these issues, watch out for additional Fall Armyworm feeding pressure. Tune in this week for more information…


August 27, 2021: Fall Armyworm Presence Has Increased Across Ohio 

Fall armyworm (FAW) presence has increased in Ohio and reports are coming in with concern to their current crops.

Sensitive Crops to scout FIRST:

  1. Double Crop Soybeans

  2. Alfalfa fields

  3. Grass hay fields

  4. Yards are being consumed also

August 10, 2021: Soybeans Showing Signs of Stress Across Ohio

As we move into late summer, challenging environmental conditions have caused nutrient deficiencies and disease pressure to show up in Ohio soybeans.

Listen in this week as we explain Manganese deficiency and what causes this in our soybeans.


July 23, 2021: Soybean Conundrum Of The Week? Cover Crops, Voles, Phytophthora, Oh My!

Heavy residue from prior crops can benefit and harm future plantings.

Soybean stands can be greatly reduced when disease, residue and varmints all collide into one field.

Join us this week to see what to look for in diagnosing soybean stand issues.


July 7, 2021: Slow Growing Soybeans and SDS. There’s a test for that!

Soybeans across Ohio have been rather slow in their growing progress. Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is now showing across Ohio.

Tune in on how to identify the symptoms and learn about a new soil DNA test that can quantify SDS spore loads in your soil that can assist future management decisions.


May 19, 2021: What’s your wheat growth stage?

Flowering is upon us, fungicide timing is approaching!

Fusarium head blight, also know as head scab in small grains, specifically wheat, can diminish grain quality and create vomitoxin within the wheat grain.

Tune in this week as we discuss proper fungicide timings and how we can push our wheat as the crop enters the reproductive stage.


May 14, 2021: Evaluating your crop status: plant digs, disease & Insect scouting

Cold, wet conditions have delayed many growers overall crop progress over the last 30 days. Evaluating your crop stands and overall health now will be important for future performance.

Tune into our video to learn more!


April 30, 2021: Preparing for the Freeze: Part Two - Evaluating Your Crop's Response to Freeze

Today we evaluate the effect of the recent freeze on the wheat field from Part One of our Freeze series. Tune in for specifics on dissecting your wheat plants and looking for damage, as well as what to look for in your corn and soybeans.


April 21, 2021: Preparing for the Freeze: Part One - Know Your Growth Stage!

Recent weather forecasts are expecting a hard freeze across Ohio this evening and into early Thursday morning. A freeze event has the potential to injure and damage active growing points in our wheat crop as well as newly emerging soybeans.

Check out Part One of our video this week, to evaluate where your crop growth stage is and see what we can do going forward. Tune in next week for Part Two - Evaluating Your Crop's Response to Freeze.


April 14, 2021: Does Fall Fertilizer Matter to Winter Wheat?

Check out our video to answer that important question!

Establishing a successful winter wheat crop begins in the fall with proper planting timing, seeding rate and nutrition. Many growers question the input costs associated with adding fertilizer to wheat in the fall.

Follow our Sunrise Ag tip from JJ for the outcome when fall fertilizer is not used.


February 22, 2021: Don’t get “Agitated” when mixing your herbicide spray mixes! 

Check out our video on the proper mixing procedure for the Enlist herbicide program. Creating a successful herbicide tank mix takes proper planning and most importantly, following the proper mixing order. If the proper order is not followed, spray solution antagonism can occur and herbicides and or adjuvants can separate from the mix and cause application issues. The spray ingredients can fall out of solution, application rates are applied incorrectly, which can lead to inadequate herbicide application and ultimately lead to pesticide failure.