Louisiana Soybeans: Proper Early-Season Decisions Crucial for High Yields

🕔Mar 20, 2018In Louisiana, soybean planting practices vary across the state, due in large part to varying environments and cropping systems. Planting date, seeding rate, and seeding depth decisions should all be […]

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Section 18 Renewal for Mertect to Control Postharvest Black Rot

🕔Mar 19, 2018The specific exemption section 18 label obtained in 2016 for using Mertect (thiabendazole) for control of black rot (caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata) postharvest on sweetpotatoes in North Carolina, has […]

Georgia Peanuts: Managing Leaf Spot With Possible Shortage of Chlorothalonil

🕔Mar 16, 2018In 2018, there is the possibility that peanut growers may face a shortage of chlorothalonil (brand names Bravo, Echo, others). In addition to this, many growers are also not able […]

Virginia Cotton: In-Furrow, Seed Treatments – Is Change Coming?

🕔Mar 16, 2018The options for in-furrow and seed treatment plant protection from thrips, nematodes, and disease offers producers a lot of choice.  We pushed the easy button for the first 20 years […]

Texas Wheat: Does an Early Fungicide Application Pay?

🕔Mar 15, 2018Despite the wet, dreary weather some parts of the state have experienced over the past few weeks, rust levels appear to be low at this time for most of the […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Little Disease Activity, but Keep Watch for Rust Development

🕔Mar 14, 2018I spent Monday (March 12) looking at wheat around Stillwater and found no foliar diseases. Gary Strickland (Extension Educator; Jackson County) indicated the same for southwestern OK. He indicated wheat […]

Georgia Peanuts: In-Furrow Decisions – Velum Total and Thimet

🕔Mar 12, 2018UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner […]

Alabama: Peach Blooms and Potential for Blossom Blight

🕔Feb 28, 2018What a difference a year (and adequate chill) makes.  Unlike last year, when peach trees struggled to bloom due to the lack of chill, there is no shortage of blooms […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Frogeye Leaf Spot Resistance Increasing

🕔Feb 26, 2018Recently Iowa State University confirmed Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, having resistance to quinone outside inhibitor (QoI, strobilurin) fungicides in Iowa. This report is a reminder […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease Pressure Light but Keep Eyes Open

🕔Feb 21, 2018Foliar diseases such as leaf rust and stripe rust were scarce across Oklahoma last fall and into 2018 because of the drought. I have seen a few leaf rust pustules […]

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