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Arkansas Soybeans: Target Spot Present, Conditions Favorable for Frogeye Leaf Spot

Arkansas Soybeans: Target Spot Present, Conditions Favorable for Frogeye Leaf Spot

👤By Travis Faske, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 23, 2017

The spectrum of foliar diseases changes each year as environmental conditions change, which has a significant impact on disease development. The weather pattern in early August was favorable for target spot (TS) and there have been several reports of TS

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Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Managing Phosphorus, Potassium, and pH Following Drought

👤By Antonio Mallarino and John Sawyer, Iowa State University Extension Agronomists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Dry conditions this summer in some parts of Iowa will result in low and variable crop yield. Low or variable crop growth and yield significantly affect phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) uptake and removal with harvest. If dry conditions continue

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Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Add Osceola County to the Map – Increased Vigilance Needed

Iowa: Palmer Pigweed – Add Osceola County to the Map – Increased Vigilance Needed

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Aug 23, 2017

A farmer in Osceola County recently found a single Palmer amaranth in a soybean field. He removed and burned the offending plant. This brings the ‘official’ ISU count of infested counties to 50. As we’ve stressed before, Palmer amaranth is

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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber and Other Late Season Weeds

👤By William Curran and Dwight Lingenfelter, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As we move into corn silage harvest season, and with full season soybeans soon dropping their leaves, producers may notice some problem weed situations.

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Pennsylvania Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

Pennsylvania Corn: Yield Estimation and Seasonal Assessment

👤By Gregory Roth, Pennsylvania State University Agronomist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Here in central Pennsylvania the corn crop is looking very good, with excellent pollination and ear development. Overall, I think our corn crop is in good shape with 92% rated good to excellent in the latest USDA report. Maturity is

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Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

👤By Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

We are receiving initial reports of white mold in soybean (causal agent: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in different areas of Pennsylvania (Figures 1 and 2). According to USDA-NASS (report date: August 20, 2017), over 60% of the soybean fields in Pennsylvania are

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Ohio: Palmer Pigweed – Late Season Scouting Tips

Ohio: Palmer Pigweed – Late Season Scouting Tips

👤By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Palmer amaranth has shown up in a few more places in Ohio this summer at a range of infestation levels, and waterhemp has also become more prevalent. Newly discovered Palmer infestations in some fields were too high to be remediated

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Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

Minnesota: Mow Fenceline Weeds Now to Prevent Seed Production

👤By Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 23, 2017

As summer field activities wind down, harvest will soon be in full swing. Take the time now to mow fenceline weeds to prevent or minimize seed production. Fencelines are often where weed infestations start.

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