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Delaware Wheat: Time to Sign Up for Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Updates

Delaware Wheat: Time to Sign Up for Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Updates

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Now is the time to ensure that you are signed up for alerts from the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center, and you should be checking the map every 2-3 days as plants approach flowering to determine your potential need to

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Delaware Corn: Know Your Bt Traits

Delaware Corn: Know Your Bt Traits

👤By Bill Cissel, University of Delaware 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Don’t get caught with you plants down! With so many corn hybrids containing one or more Bt traits for insect control, it’s easy to get confused about the spectrum of control they provide. Different Bt traits and packages provide varying

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Delaware Wheat: Be on the Lookout for Stripe Rust

Delaware Wheat: Be on the Lookout for Stripe Rust

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Stripe Rust is active in the Eastern shore of Virginia on susceptible wheat varieties. Last week I wrote an article on management recommendations and scouting information on the Field Crop Disease Management blog. Understanding your resistance rating to stripe rust

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Delaware Small Grains: 5 Tips for Disease Management

Delaware Small Grains: 5 Tips for Disease Management

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Mar 6, 2017

The warm weather has moved us ahead of schedule for small grains. That means we need to start thinking about disease management. Here are my, “Top 5” small grain disease management tips: #1 Know your variety. Keep records of your

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Delaware Wheat: Does It Pay to Spray a Fungicide?

Delaware Wheat: Does It Pay to Spray a Fungicide?

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Feb 10, 2017

A commonly asked question posed by many growers is, “Does it pay to apply a fungicide to my wheat?”  This question is particularly important with recent reductions in commodity prices.  Fungicide applications are useful in protecting wheat from fungal diseases

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Delaware Ag Week to Feature Record-Setting Soy Farmer, Harrington, Jan. 12

Delaware Ag Week to Feature Record-Setting Soy Farmer, Harrington, Jan. 12

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2016

Dan Arkels, a record-setting soybean and corn farmer from Central Illinois, will headline the 2017 Agronomy Session at Delaware Ag Week in Harrington. Arkels, who was the first Illinois grower to harvest a verified 103.9 bushels of soybeans per acre

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Delaware Wheat: Growers Asked for Help Gathering Info on Fusarium Head Blight

Delaware Wheat: Growers Asked for Help Gathering Info on Fusarium Head Blight

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Nov 2, 2016

The University of Maryland and University of Delaware, through funding through the USWBSI, MD Grain Producers, and MD Commodity Board, run a misted nursery to screen commercial varieties of wheat for Fusarium Head Blight resistance and tolerance to vomitoxin (DON)

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Delaware Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak- Something to Look For in 2017

Delaware Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak- Something to Look For in 2017

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Oct 24, 2016

Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) is a new bacterial disease affecting corn in the United States.  The disease has been present in Nebraska corn fields at detectable levels since 2014, but was only recently positively identified.  The disease has been detected

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Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Ocean City, Oct. 15-17

Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Ocean City, Oct. 15-17

👤By Emmalea Ernest, University of Delaware 🕔Sep 28, 2016

Registration will open on Tuesday September 27, 2016 for the 22nd annual Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School. This year’s school will feature 2 ½ days of timely presentations in the areas of crop management, nutrient management, pest management, soil and water

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Delaware Small Grains: Considerations for Early Weed Control

Delaware Small Grains: Considerations for Early Weed Control

👤By Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware 🕔Sep 28, 2016

For no-till small grain fields, a non-selective herbicide needs to be used prior to planting. If grasses or perennial weeds are present, glyphosate is a better choice than paraquat. Fields worked with a vertical tillage implement for residue management often

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