Pennsylvania Soybeans: What Factors Influence White Mold?

🕔Jun 28, 2019Looking at the 2019 USDA crop reports for Pennsylvania through June 23, estimated soybean planting has reached approximately 87%, and 81% of the crop condition is rated as good or […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive 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 […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome and Brown Stem Rot – How to Tell the Difference

🕔Aug 23, 2018Conditions that favor one type of soybean stem disease often favor many. This is one reason we tend to see increased reports of sudden death syndrome (SDS), brown stem rot […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain and Silage

🕔Aug 10, 2018In Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, growers often face challenges brought on by persistent moist conditions and other weather factors. One of these challenges include corn ear and stalk rots, […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Early-Season Fungicide – When Does it Help?

🕔Jul 9, 2018The question of the benefit of fungicide applications at a V5-V7 timing comes up a lot. It’s an attractive option because at that time the corn is short enough to […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: Assess Your Crops for Scab Levels

🕔Jun 1, 2018Just like waiting on the Polaroid photos of old, once wheat heads flower, it is a much less delightful waiting game to see if (and how much) head scab develops […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: When to Pull the Trigger on Fungicides

🕔May 17, 2018From a wheat disease perspective, many of us are looking at wheat that is approaching heading or flag leaf. Hopefully, you are scouting, and if so, you may be seeing […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

🕔Nov 10, 2017Hybrid (corn) or variety (soybean) selection is very important to successful crop production. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to review all of the seed guides produced annually, especially as they […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Disease to Look For

🕔Aug 9, 2017Since much of the PA crop is into grain fill stages of corn development, foliar diseases start to become pretty important around now. If a crop was sprayed with a […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Time to Be Scouting for Diseases

🕔Jul 13, 2017Corn: If you’re a grower here in the mid-Atlantic, you’ve seen your share of corn diseases. This season has brought many of us timely rains, high humidity and moderate temperatures, […]

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