Missouri Wheat: Control of Fusarium Head Blight (or Scab) May 9, 2022

🕔May 9, 2022
Wheat in southeast Missouri is near or at flowering, which suggest that wheat in many other regions of the state is roughly 1 to 2 weeks away. Fusarium Head Blight […]

Missouri Corn: Effects of Delayed Planting May 4, 2022

🕔May 4, 2022
Once again, wet soils have delayed corn planting throughout Missouri. The latest USDA/NASS information shows that 27% of intended corn acres have been planted which is half the five-year average. […]

Missouri: Soybean Cyst Nematode – Out of Sight, Out of Mind? May 3, 2022

🕔May 3, 2022
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) can substantially reduce yield, but it is not always obvious when the nematodes are present. Leonardo Da Vinci’s quote: “We know more about the movement of […]

Climate-Friendly Rice Provides Missouri Farmer a Price Premium, New Carbon Credit Income Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Steve McKaskle of McKaskle Family Farm says the best way to survive the future is to create it, and that’s why he’s on the bleeding edge of agronomic practices that fit into […]

Missouri Corn, Soybeans: Top 3 Emerging Disease Issues Going Into 2022 Mar 11, 2022

🕔Mar 11, 2022
1. Tar spot of corn Who: Tar spot of corn, Phyllachora maydis What: An emerging disease threat to corn production in Missouri. Tar spot manifests itself with development of black, tar-like spots (stroma) […]

Missouri: Top 3 Pesticide Safety Updates Mar 10, 2022

🕔Mar 10, 2022
1. Increased Protection for Endangered Species The US EPA implemented a new policy on January 11, 2022. Prior to registering any new conventional active ingredient (AI), the US EPA will […]

Missouri: Top 3 Fertility Management Considerations of 2022 Mar 4, 2022

🕔Mar 4, 2022
For a soil to be productive, it must first be fertile. Therefore, proper management and the utilization of soil resources are crucial to support and sustain the agricultural resources of […]

Missouri Soybeans: Dealing with Cercospora Leaf Blight Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
In 2021, the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic received seven soybean samples diagnosed with Cercospora Leaf Blight (CLB). These disease samples were collected from the counties including Vernon, Cooper, Montgomery, Chickasaw, […]

Missouri Soybeans: Harvest Is the Perfect Time to Sample for SCN Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
Soybean harvest has already kicked off in Missouri and it is important that farmers test their fields for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The SCN is the most yield-limiting pathogen of […]

DTN: Corn Boards to Spend $1.25M on CA E85 Sep 9, 2021

🕔Sep 9, 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — State corn checkoffs in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri announced they are investing $1.25 million to help expand E85 availability in the state of California. Under the […]

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