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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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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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Herbicide Resistance: Farmers Talk – Weed Scientists Listen – DTN

Herbicide Resistance: Farmers Talk – Weed Scientists Listen – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 19, 2017

The group of farmers, ag retailers, crop consultants, company reps and scientists that met Wednesday in southeastern Pennsylvania represent a special slice of agriculture. They spoke of the benefit of rotating grains with lima beans and other specialty crops. They

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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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