Delaware Soybeans: Record Harvest in 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2018Last week USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final crop production summary for 2017. Overall, Delaware farmers had a good year with some of the crops breaking records. […]

Delaware Soybeans: Increasing Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome

🕔Aug 24, 2017Over the past three weeks there have been increasing reports of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) in full season soybeans. SDS is one of the top ten most important diseases affecting soybeans, […]

Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

🕔Aug 8, 2017Stem canker is a disease that has been observed at increasing levels in many regions where soybeans are produced. In Delaware and Maryland we typically observe both Northern and Southern […]

Delaware Corn: Does Your Crop Need a Foliar Fungicide?

🕔Jul 7, 2017We are entering that time of year when growers start to think about fungicides for corn. Depending on who you speak to you will hear that they range from being […]

Delaware Corn: Watch for Stink Bugs Moving in from Wheat

🕔Jun 16, 2017As wheat matures and is harvested, watch for stink bugs moving into adjacent corn fields. Brown stink bugs are the most common species found in wheat in Delaware. Corn is […]

Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

🕔Jun 16, 2017Scout soybeans for early season pests including grasshoppers, bean leaf beetles, slugs, and deer. Continue to sample fields for slugs and other defoliators. The past few weeks, I have seen […]

Delaware Soybeans: Managing Seedling Diseases

🕔Jun 9, 2017Soybeans grown in Delaware and Maryland can succumb to various diseases early in the growing season. These diseases typically are favored by conditions that slow soybean emergence and favor pathogen […]

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

🕔Apr 19, 2017Now 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 […]

Delaware Corn: Know Your Bt Traits

🕔Apr 7, 2017Don’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 […]

Delaware Wheat: Be on the Lookout for Stripe Rust

🕔Apr 7, 2017Stripe 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 […]

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