Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast

🕔Apr 3, 2019University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski recently conducted an interview through the Illinois Extension news service regarding pre-season management and preparation for tar spot in 2019. Some quick […]

Georgia: Cotton Blue Disease – What We Know

🕔Apr 2, 2019In the fall of 2018, Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV) was confirmed to infect cotton in 14 South Georgia counties. This virus is vectored by aphids and associated with Blue […]

Georgia Pecans: Example Fungicide Programs; When to Start Spraying

🕔Apr 2, 2019I get requests each year to provide an example of a fungicide program for pecans. DMI/Stobilurin mixes include Absolute, Brixen, Custodia, Quilt, Top Gard EQ, and Amistar Top (used to […]

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 […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Fields

🕔Apr 2, 2019Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists and crops specialists have already confirmed Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (Cotton Blue Disease or CLRDV-AL) in Alabama. The disease—spread by aphids— damaged cotton in 2018 in […]

Texas Wheat: Monitoring Fields for Seedling Rust

🕔Mar 29, 2019In the past several years heavy outbreaks of rust on seedling wheat, especially stripe rust, have warranted and responded favorably to an early fungicide application. This year the disease is […]

Webinar: Tar Spot in Corn, Other Emerging Diseases, March 25

🕔Mar 21, 2019Tar spot of corn is a new disease to the United States. Caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, the disease has the potential to cause significant yield loss. Tar spot […]

Texas: Corn Tar Spot Could Have Ridden in on ‘Bomb Cyclone’

🕔Mar 21, 2019A new disease affecting corn might have blown in on the recent “bomb cyclone,” and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said producers should be aware of what might […]

South Carolina: Peaches Suffered Minimal Damage from Freeze

🕔Mar 21, 2019Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. The Clemson Peach Team and Cooperative Extension […]

Tar Spot – FYI: Field Management Required – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019If you dealt with any tar spot infection in your cornfields last year, Jim Donnelly has some advice for you: Get used to it — but don’t panic. Researchers are […]

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