Pennsylvania Soybeans: Reports of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Brown Stem Rot Aug 5, 2022

    🕔Aug 5, 2022
    We have received reports from the western part of Pennsylvania about fields showing symptoms of sudden death syndrome or brown stem rot (or potentially combinations of the two in the […]

    Pennsylvania: Good Time to Sample for Soybean Cyst Nematodes Nov 11, 2021

    🕔Nov 11, 2021
    Soybean cyst nematode is the number one soybean-yield-robbing pathogen in the United States. The nematode can be found in almost every county where soybean is grown, with the exception of Pennsylvania, […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Risks of Respiratory Exposure to Mycotoxins Sep 29, 2021

    🕔Sep 29, 2021
    Airborne exposures are a significant risk to farmers. In some cases, the resulting effects can be immediate and severe. Recently, almost everyone has experienced a heightened awareness of respiratory exposures […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Harvest Time Ailments Sep 20, 2021

    🕔Sep 20, 2021
    A favorable corn growing season has transitioned into a challenging ripening time in many parts of the Commonwealth. Rains and persistent humidity over the last month have created a great […]

    Pennsylvania Soybeans: Pay Attention to Uneven Stands – Reports of Stem Diseases Increasing Aug 12, 2021

    🕔Aug 12, 2021
    Over the past couple of weeks, we have received various reports of soybean stem diseases in different parts of the Commonwealth, including Phytophthora root and stem (Figure 1), white mold […]

    Pennsylvania Soybeans: Scout Now for Soybean Cyst Nematode – The Hidden Enemy Jul 29, 2021

    🕔Jul 29, 2021
    Soybean growers in Pennsylvania must be aware that the soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) has been found in Lancaster and York counties. Not really concerned yet? As a reminder, SCN […]

    Pennsylvania: Soybean Cyst Nematodes – Now’s a Great Time to Scout Jun 26, 2020

    🕔Jun 26, 2020
    Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) is the most damaging soybean pest in the United States. In Pennsylvania, it was detected in Lancaster County in 2002, however, very little is known […]

    Pennsylvania Soybeans: Dealing with Early Season Soilborne Diseases May 22, 2020

    🕔May 22, 2020
    With the recent cold air and soil temperatures, germination and emergence of field crops have been delayed in much of the state. Combined with questions about chilling injury in field crops, we […]

    Pennsylvania: Fall’s the Time to Sample for Parasitic Nematodes Oct 31, 2019

    🕔Oct 31, 2019
    Plant parasitic nematodes that feed on soybean roots include lance, sting, lesion, root knot, and soybean cyst nematodes (SCN). Yield losses caused by SCN are greater than losses caused by any […]

    Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins Sep 28, 2018

    🕔Sep 28, 2018
    Excessive rain and concomitant high humidity have been the hallmark for this growing season, and with corn harvest approaching, there are concerns about ear rots and the risk of mycotoxin […]


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