Neonics Underfire: Think You Need Them? Minn. Dept. of Ag Wants Farmers to Prove It

🕔Aug 30, 2016Concerns over the role neonicotinoids may play in pollinator health issues have prompted the governor of Minnesota and the state’s Department of Agriculture (MDA) to propose sweeping restrictions to neonicotinoid […]

Fungicides: Pulling the Trigger. Does it Pay? – DTN

🕔Jun 16, 2016Whenever commodity prices drop, or even when they remain up, growers question whether a fungicide application will pay for itself, either by protecting yield, bumping it, or a combination. Fungicides […]

Wheat Stripe Rust Eating Away at Slim Margins – DTN

🕔Jun 3, 2016Winter wheat stages across the U.S. range from full maturity to flowering, but one consistent theme this spring is the disease called stripe rust. The yellow-orange pustules have swept through […]

Ohio Corn: Rust, Freeze Injury, Head Scab – Use a Fungicide?

🕔May 17, 2016The most frequently asked questions over the last 5 days: Is it still worth putting on a fungicide? If so, what would be the best time to put it on? […]

Florida Peanuts: White Mold Risk Report

🕔May 13, 2016As soil temperatures are increasing, it is time for peanut growers in Florida, as well as many other areas of the southeast, to consider an early season white mold (a.k.a. […]

Vive Gains EPA Nod For Fenstro, Insecticide-Fungicide Premix

🕔Feb 9, 2016EPA has approved Vive Crop Protection’s combination product Fenstro, which uses Vive’s proprietary Allosperse delivery system to combine the broad-spectrum insecticide bifenthrin with azoxystrobin, a broad-spectrum fungicide. Fenstro has excellent […]

South Dakota Wheat: Should Fungicides be Applied in the Fall?

🕔Nov 19, 2015Fall Diseases in Winter Wheat There have been a few reports of stripe rust developing on winter wheat (Fig. 1) this fall in central and western regions of South Dakota. […]

Texas Vineyards: Control Discovered for Cotton Root Rot

🕔Nov 9, 2015A 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 […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Spraying for Rust Not Recommended

🕔Oct 9, 2015Since my last update on September 21, 2015, Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed on soybeans in 9 new counties in AL, 6 new counties in AR, 5 new counties […]

Georgia Peanuts: Determining Maturity – Late Season Management

🕔Sep 25, 2015We have been pod blasting and checking a lot of peanuts in the last couple of weeks.  Very few folks in our area have started digging, but it should pick […]

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