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    Texas Blacklands Cotton: Keep Scouting for Fleahoppers, Aphids Jun 13, 2022

    🕔Jun 13, 2022
    GENERAL A full week of dry and excessively hot temperatures has taken a toll on the areas corn crop and is not helping the cotton crop as it is trying […]

    Tennessee Soybeans: Scouting for Diseases, Deciding on Fungicides Aug 13, 2021

    🕔Aug 13, 2021
    As soybean fields are blooming, disease scouting needs to start to guide fungicide application decisions. To determine if a disease will become a significant PEST, that will effect yield, four main factors […]

    Georgia: Disease Pressure Increasing in Most Crops Jul 22, 2020

    🕔Jul 22, 2020
    Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, provides a brief update on the current disease situations in soybeans, corn, peanuts, and cotton.

    South, Central Texas Corn: An Unusual Year for Diseases Jul 10, 2020

    🕔Jul 10, 2020
    This season has been unusual for corn diseases.  Early in the year, starting in south Texas and progressing north, the fungal disease, northern corn leaf blight (Figure 1), has been […]

    Midwest – Extreme Weather Gives Pests A Big Opening – DTN Oct 30, 2019

    🕔Oct 30, 2019
    Weather extremes are a major threat to U.S. row crops, as 2019 demonstrated vividly. But some insects and diseases actually thrive in the chaos of flooding, drought, hail and heavy […]

    Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot? Apr 5, 2019

    🕔Apr 5, 2019
    Kansas 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, 2018

    🕔Dec 7, 2018
    It’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, 2018

    🕔Nov 20, 2018
    The 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, 2018

    🕔Nov 12, 2018
    Charcoal 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, 2018

    🕔Nov 6, 2018
    Soybean 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 […]

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