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 […]

Northern Iowa Research Farm Fall Field Day, Kanawha, Sept. 5 Aug 29, 2019

🕔Aug 29, 2019
Thistle caterpillars, late season crops disease and crop development will highlight the September 5 fall field day at the ISU Northern Research and demonstration farm fall field day. Registration and […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Preventative and Curative Fungicides Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
Corn is starting to tassel and beans are flowering so no wonder everyone is asking about fungicides.  We’ve tried to address some of the questions regarding whether to spray or […]

Iowa: Delayed Planting and Disease Expectations in 2019 May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019
This growing season, delayed planting, combined with continued cool and wet conditions have taken their toll on crops that were planted in the brief periods of optimum weather. Given that there […]

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