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 […]

Rust Disease: Research Team Isolates Pathogens in Wheat and Oats

🕔Feb 21, 2018Damage inflicted by rust fungi is a significant constraint in food production across the globe. Cereals and many other important crops such as coffee, sugarcane, and soybean are impacted by […]

Iowa Soybeans: Frogeye Leaf Spot Fungicide Resistance Confirmed

🕔Feb 20, 2018Plant pathologists at Iowa State University and University of Kentucky have confirmed that isolates of Cercospora sojina, the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, have shown resistance to quinone outside inhibitor […]

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