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Delaware: Sussex County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

Delaware: Sussex County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated Sussex County in Delaware as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by excessive rainfall that occurred from July 28, 2017, through Sept. 21, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in Kent County in Delaware also qualify

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Fungicide Research: Small vs. Large Plots for Field Trials

Fungicide Research: Small vs. Large Plots for Field Trials

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Over the last 10-15 years there has been much discussion in the agricultural realm about the utility of fungicide trials conducted on small plots, vs those on larger plots.  Small plots typically are 5-10’wide, and 20-50’ long, depending on the crop and study.  Large

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Delaware Soybeans: Increasing Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome

Delaware Soybeans: Increasing Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 24, 2017

Over 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, but is still a minor player in the mid-Atlantic.  Yield

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Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Stem 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 stem canker. Although different in some aspects, their overall impacts

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Delaware Corn: Does Your Crop Need a Foliar Fungicide?

Delaware Corn: Does Your Crop Need a Foliar Fungicide?

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Jul 7, 2017

We 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 100% necessary to 100% unneeded. In reality, it’s likely somewhere

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Delaware Corn: Watch for Stink Bugs Moving in from Wheat

Delaware Corn: Watch for Stink Bugs Moving in from Wheat

👤By Bill Cissel, University of Delaware 🕔Jun 16, 2017

As 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 most sensitive to stink bug feeding injury when infestations occur

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Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

👤By Bill Cissel, University of Delaware 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Scout 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 several fields with grasshopper and bean leaf beetle feeding injury.

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Delaware Soybeans: Managing Seedling Diseases

Delaware Soybeans: Managing Seedling Diseases

👤By Nathan Kleczewski, University of Delaware 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Soybeans 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 growth, such as wet weather immediately following planting. There are

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Delaware: 2 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

Delaware: 2 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

👤From USDA 🕔May 17, 2017

In response to a request from Robin Talley, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Delaware, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated two counties in Delaware as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by multiple

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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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