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Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management

πŸ‘€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?

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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

πŸ‘€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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