Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot?

🕔Apr 5, 2019Kansas State University researchers have received national recognition for a study showing that planting a mustard cover crop helps to improve soil health and, ultimately, boosts soybean yields. Their work, […]

Tennessee Soybeans: Free Soil Screenings for Nematode Pathogens – Podcast

🕔Dec 7, 2018It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Dr. Heather Kelly is sharing the gift of free screenings for soil borne pathogens. It’s a great value, and it’s not […]

Tennessee: Charcoal Rot – What Is It, How to Screen for It

🕔Nov 20, 2018The fungus Macrophomina phaseolina is a soil-borne pathogen that infects nearly 500 species of plants including soybean, cotton, and corn and causes the disease charcoal rot. What does this mean […]

Illinois Soybeans: Stem Zone Lines Do Not Indicate Charcoal Rot

🕔Nov 12, 2018Charcoal rot is a disease that we see in years where soybeans are stressed for a significant portion of the season due to drought.  If you look at older references and […]

Missouri Soybeans: Late Season Disease, Seed Quality Concerns

🕔Nov 6, 2018Soybean disease development had a slow start this season with little disease developing until late in the growing season. High temperatures and dry conditions during the early field season meant […]

Tennessee: Soybean Cyst Nematodes, Charcoal Rot – Test Soils Now to Prepare for Next Season

🕔Sep 27, 2018Last week’s article discussed soilborne pathogens as ‘silent yield robbers’ of crops in production fields and the importance of screening. This article elaborates on two of the most common pathogens […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot, Cercospora Blight, Charcoal Rot

🕔Sep 24, 2018Recent rainy and humid weather has favored the development of foliar diseases in soybeans. Both Septoria brown spot and Cercospora blight are widespread this year. These are typically called end-of […]

Tennessee: UT Offering Free Soil Testing for Pathogens

🕔Sep 20, 2018Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your soil tested for parasitic nematodes and charcoal rot at no cost for Tennessee Farmers ($15 fee for out-of-state samples).

Nebraska Corn: Stalk Rot Diseases Hard to Diagnose

🕔Sep 18, 2018Various stalk rot diseases have been confirmed in samples from corn fields across Nebraska. Stalk rot diseases and the pathogens that cause them are common in corn fields. They can […]

Nebraska Corn: Identifying Stalk Rot Diseases – 6 Risk Factors

🕔Sep 26, 2017Various stalk rot diseases have been confirmed in samples from corn fields across Nebraska. Stalk rot diseases and the pathogens that cause them are common in corn. They can weaken […]

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