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Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Confirmed in Allegan County

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Confirmed in Allegan County

👤From Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Tar spot of corn was confirmed in Michigan’s Allegan County within non-irrigated corn fields. We have confirmed the causal agent to be Phyllachora maydis. In Mexico, there is an additional species, Monographella maydis, which forms a complex with Phyllachora maydis

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Georgia Peanuts: Crown Rot Disease on the Rise

Georgia Peanuts: Crown Rot Disease on the Rise

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Aspergillus crown rot disease is on the rise in Georgia peanut fields and University of Georgia researchers are working to pinpoint why. At present, university scientists recommend that farmers encountering this problem in their fields stop saving seed from year

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Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught in pathology says that disease occurs when there is a

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Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

As corn harvest progresses in Oklahoma, concerns about mycotoxin contamination of corn is increasing. Corn in the high plains is irrigated and rarely has aflatoxin problems unlike areas of the state where dryland corn is produced. However, beginning in west

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North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

North Alabama Wheat: 20 Production Practices for Higher Yields

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Regional Extension Agent 🕔Oct 9, 2017

1. Plant High Quality Seed Farmers think they are saving money by planting bin-run wheat seed, but often it costs them money. Research has shown when a farmer’s seed is of good quality (free of weed seed, undamaged by insects,

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Iowa Corn: Keep an Eye Open for Stalk Rots

Iowa Corn: Keep an Eye Open for Stalk Rots

👤By Alison Robertson and Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been doing stalk rot assessments at several of the ISU Research Farms including the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, the McNay Research Farm, and the Ames Farm. While the plants seemed to be

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West Texas Cotton: What Is Causing Late Season Defoliation?

West Texas Cotton: What Is Causing Late Season Defoliation?

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Many cotton fields in the High Plains and Rolling Plains of Texas are experiencing browning or bronzing of the foliage (Figure 1), often accompanied by premature defoliation.  Several leaf spots are commonly associated with such affected foliage.  Different species of

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Texas Corn: AgriLife Experts Discuss Fumonisin Contamination, Possible Avoidance Practices

Texas Corn: AgriLife Experts Discuss Fumonisin Contamination, Possible Avoidance Practices

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife officials are offering some best management practices for producers to keep in mind as harvest continues and for next year after fumonisin contamination has been found in truckloads of corn across the Texas High Plains. Dr. Tom

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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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Oklahoma Soybeans: Dealing with Sudden Death Syndrome, Bacterial Pustule

Oklahoma Soybeans: Dealing with Sudden Death Syndrome, Bacterial Pustule

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Oct 3, 2017

As the soybean season winds down there are were a couple of noteworthy diseases observed that are worth reviewing and looking out for in the future. Sudden Death Syndrome This is the third year in a row that sudden death

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