Texas Blacklands Wheat: Watch Out for Loose Smut

🕔Apr 16, 2019Loose smut is a fungal disease that is common in most wheat production regions across the world. Its incidence varies from year to year based on the environmental conditions at […]

Alabama Cotton: Dealing with Target Spot, Areolate Mildew Damage

🕔Apr 16, 2019Target spot and areolate mildew—both cotton fungal diseases—can cause widespread early defoliation. According to an Alabama Extension plant pathologist, the target spot is a greater threat to intensively managed cotton, […]

California: Walnut Blight: Dealing With Resistance — It’s Complicated

🕔Apr 12, 2019Walnut Blight Disease Cycle Walnut blight is caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas arboricola pv. juglandis (Xaj). This devastating bacterium can overwinter in between scales of healthy buds, “waiting” to […]

North Carolina Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Currently Low

🕔Apr 12, 2019Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is caused by several Fusarium spp., particularly F. graminearum in the U.S. The fungus overwinters in soil or in crop stubble from previous crops (ie corn, […]

Illinois Soybeans: Early Season Diseases to Watch As The Season Progresses

🕔Apr 12, 2019Now that the soils are warming, some producers are discussing planting soybeans in the ground.  When considering early planting of soybeans, there are two diseases that should be considered: 1) […]

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease – A Concern for Growers Going Into 2019 Crop

🕔Apr 12, 2019With an estimated farm gate income of $325 million and yield of 899 pounds lint per acre on 470,000 acres in 2018, cotton is Alabama’s most economically important agronomic crop. […]

Illinois Corn: Check Hybrids for Tar Spot Ratings, Scout Your Fields

🕔Apr 11, 2019It is that time of year again.  Soon corn will be in the ground, and the 2019 field season will be taking off.  It is no surprise that I spent […]

Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot?

🕔Apr 5, 2019Kansas 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, […]

Sawyer on Crops: Pecan Budbreak Starting, Fungicide Options – Podcast

🕔Apr 5, 2019Georgia had good chill hours this winter and now pecan budbreak is starting. In this episode of the South Georgia Pine podcast, Extension County Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses the onset […]

Tennessee Wheat: Fungicide Considerations, Disease Identification

🕔Apr 5, 2019While I have not heard of any reports of diseases in wheat in Tennessee, as we get closer to flag leaf it will be important to be scouting for diseases. […]

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