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Mississippi Corn: Disease Pressure Picking Up – 4 Main Culprits

Mississippi Corn: Disease Pressure Picking Up – 4 Main Culprits

👤By Tom Allen, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The corn disease situation had been mostly quiet until the last 7 to 10 days. Moderate temperatures and humid conditions have been favorable for the development and spread of common rust, southern rust, diplodia leaf streak, and northern corn leaf

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Arkansas Rice: Continued Wet, Overcast Conditions; Welcome to Weed Season

Arkansas Rice: Continued Wet, Overcast Conditions; Welcome to Weed Season

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Crop Progress “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”  There are hotter topics in “other” crops this week than what’s going on with rice, but we’ll stay on topic here.  The current tropical depression has dropped considerable rainfall amounts on

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Tennessee Corn: 4 Considerations Before Spraying a Fungicide

Tennessee Corn: 4 Considerations Before Spraying a Fungicide

👤By Heather Marie Kelly, University of Tennessee 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Trying to decide whether or not to spray fungicide on your corn? First, you should scout for diseases and consider your disease risk. Deciding to apply a fungicide to corn should be based upon 4 main factors.

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Mississippi Corn, Soybeans: Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

Mississippi Corn, Soybeans: Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

👤By Tom Allen, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Confusion continues to surround the currently available fungicide formulations as well as the general classes of the active ingredients included in fungicide products.

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Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rain on June 22-23, 2017, has created waterlogged and ponded areas in many soybean fields in Michigan. (Similar flooding occured in 2015). The excess soil water is detrimental to soybeans for several reasons and affected producers need to know

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Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

👤By Angie Peltier, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The program is set for the 36th annual University of Illinois’ Northwestern Agricultural Research Center Field Day. The program will begin at 8 am on Wednesday, July 26. Topics and speakers will include: Lessons from 35+ Years of Research at the

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Indiana Corn: Time to Scout Your Fields for Diseases

Indiana Corn: Time to Scout Your Fields for Diseases

👤By Kiersten Wise, Purdue University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The warm, humid weather has caused concern about foliar diseases of corn, particularly in southern Indiana where corn is at a growth stage where farmers need to be thinking about scouting fields prior to fungicide application. Of particular concern is

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Georgia Cotton: Be on Look for Target Spot, Bacterial Blight

Georgia Cotton: Be on Look for Target Spot, Bacterial Blight

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 23, 2017

In addition to root-knot nematodes and target spot disease, Georgia cotton farmers should be prepared to fight bacterial blight, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait. Kemerait advises producers, specifically those who farm in fields with a

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Georgia Watermelons: Rainy Month Increases Likelihood for Diseases

Georgia Watermelons: Rainy Month Increases Likelihood for Diseases

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 23, 2017

June’s rainfall increased the potential for diseases to strike south Georgia watermelon fields, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. Plant diseases, such as phytophthora blight, fruit rot, downy mildew, gummy stem blight and anthracnose, have a tendency to

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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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