Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Cold, Wet Conditions Increase Risk of Soil-Borne Diseases May 13, 2022

🕔May 13, 2022
Brrrrrrrrr.  Is summer ever going to come?  It’s cold.  It’s wet.  Planting progress is behind and everyone is starting to get antsy. When we finally get our seed in the […]

Iowa Corn: 2021 Summary of Foliar Fungicide Applications Mar 5, 2022

🕔Mar 5, 2022
Corn foliar fungicide trials done at six locations in Iowa in 2021: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (NWRF), Sutherland; Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm (NERF), Nashua; Northern Research and […]

Iowa Corn: End of Season Thoughts – Stalk Rot, Ear Rot, Tar Spot Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
As the 2021 growing season comes to a close, what should you be thinking about in terms of corn disease and how that might impact your harvest plans? Crown and […]

Iowa: Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and the 2020 Derecho Oct 23, 2020

🕔Oct 23, 2020
The 2020 derecho left large amounts of downed corn as it swept across Iowa. Farmers faced the challenge of determining the best way to deal with this corn, which in […]

Iowa Corn: Scout Fields for Stalk Rot Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
The challenges of this growing season continued this month when a storm front brought more than 3 inches of rain to much of the state. While the rainfall was welcome […]

Iowa Corn: Anthracnose Leaf Blight Prevalent Fields Jun 4, 2020

🕔Jun 4, 2020
Earlier this week I was out in corn fields “helping” my lab crew collect disease data.  The corn was not looking great but hopefully it has perked up with the […]

Webinar: Soybeans – Managing Seedling Diseases, Dec. 6 Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Soybean seedling diseases are a major yield-reducing factor in soybean production. In 2017 alone, it was estimated that over 50 million bushels of grain were lost in the U.S. as […]

Iowa Corn: How Far Has Tar Spot Spread in 2019? Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
Tar spot is the latest new disease of corn to be observed in the U.S. The disease was first observed in Indiana in 2015. In 2016, it was found in […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality in 2019 – Another Unusual Year Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the […]

Iowa Corn: Thoughts, Observations on Ear, Stalk Rots Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019
As corn fields start to reach maturity across the state of Iowa, we need to start thinking about stalk and ear rots, particularly in terms of scheduling harvest and grain […]

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