Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Preventative and Curative Fungicides

🕔Jul 26, 2019Corn 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, 2019This 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 […]

Iowa Soybeans: Stand Counts Imperative with Low Quality Seed

🕔Apr 30, 2019Now that we’re within the time frames for planting to achieve optimal yields for corn and soybean, producers might be getting antsy with the cold, damp weather, and weighing the […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting with Seedling Diseases, Low Germination Rates

🕔Apr 2, 2019You know what they say: March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, it certainly feels like this past winter was just one extended lion. While […]

Soybeans: How to Make Up for Poor Quality Seed?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Seed quality from the 2018 soybean harvest was below average across the majority of the soybean-producing areas of the United States. Several factors led to poor-quality soybean seed, but some […]

Iowa Soybeans: Evaluating Foliar Fungicides in 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2019Soybean foliar fungicides were evaluated for foliar disease management and yield response across seven Iowa State University research and demonstration farms in 2018. These included the Northwest Research and Demonstration […]

Iowa Soybeans: Should You Use a Fungicidal Seed Treatment on Low-Quality Seed?

🕔Dec 7, 2018With this year’s harvest of soybeans delayed beyond what is considered an ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the […]

Iowa Corn: Tar Spot Samples Needed for Research

🕔Sep 12, 2018The University of Illinois, Urbana, is seeking assistance from its friendly neighbor to the west, the corn-state of Iowa, in locating samples of tar spot in corn. This is part […]

Iowa Corn: Extension Uses Twitter to Map Spread of Southern Rust

🕔Jun 21, 2018A new  study illustrates the potential to map the spread of pests and diseases through Twitter. The study was conducted by Iowa State University, as well as several other partnering universities […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Would a Fungicide Benefit Hail-Damaged Crops?

🕔Jun 8, 2018Widespread hail occurred in Iowa on 6 June 2018, causing damage to many acres of corn and soybean plants. At this time, most of the corn is in the V6 […]

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