Cotton: Foundation Awards Grant For Leafroll Dwarf Virus Research Nov 24, 2020

🕔Nov 24, 2020
The emerging cotton leafroll dwarf virus is currently threatening the $7 billion US cotton industry. Carried by a tiny insect, the cotton aphid, this virus is known to kill 80 […]

Illinois: Corn Tarspot in 2020 Nov 17, 2020

🕔Nov 17, 2020
Corn tarspot, caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Phyllachora maydis, caused significant losses for many producers in 2018.  If you recall, that season was characterized by persistent wet weather from […]

Illinois Corn: Start Scouting for Diseases Now! Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Most of Illinois this season has been hot and dry, especially through central and northern portions of the state.  This has been good as far as limiting foliar diseases in our […]

Pistachios: Italian Researchers ID New Fungus That Causes Cankers, Declines Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018
Starting in the spring of 2010, farmers from Sicily – the major pistachio production area of Italy – have been reporting a previously unknown disease on the trees. Characterized by […]

Fighting Corn Rootworm with Natural Predators Just Might Work – DTN Aug 25, 2016

🕔Aug 25, 2016
A handful of scientists believe better corn rootworm control is closer than we think — specifically, just under our feet. Your average cornfield hosts an impressive array of life. Microbes, […]

Flint on Crops: Don’t Skip An Ounce of Prevention – Use Soybean Fungicides Jul 31, 2016

🕔Jul 31, 2016
Benjamin Franklin said that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He must have been a very interesting fellow since he has been connected with the discovery […]

Texas Rice: Leaf Blast Disease Hits Early; 3 Management Tips May 24, 2016

🕔May 24, 2016
A severe outbreak of leaf blast in rice was found on May 17 marking the earliest date in which the disease has been documented in Texas fields during the past […]

Georgia Peanuts: Excessive Irrigation Leading to Disease, Reduced Yields Nov 13, 2015

🕔Nov 13, 2015
Georgia peanut farmers can’t control rainfall or the recent deluge the state received over the last week. They can, however, control how much water they apply to their crops through […]

California Prunes: Rain and Pruning Don’t Mix Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015
Farming is a tough enough business. Don’t help disease damage your orchard. There are a number of fungal and bacterial diseases in the Sacramento Valley that can infest your orchard […]

Texas Vineyards: Control Discovered for Cotton Root Rot Nov 9, 2015

🕔Nov 9, 2015
A product that helped stop a 100-year-old battle with a cotton disease in Texas has been proven effective in stopping the same fungus from devastating vineyards, according to a Texas […]

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