Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Preventative and Curative Fungicides

🕔Jul 26, 2019Corn is starting to tassel and beans are flowering so no wonder everyone is asking about fungicides.  We’ve tried to address some of the questions regarding whether to spray or […]

Tennessee Cotton: Fungicide Options, When to Spray

🕔Jul 12, 2019Cotton is blooming in Tennessee and I’ve gotten some calls asking about fungicides – there are options but none is warranted at this time, but as the rain, heat, and […]

Kentucky Corn: Fungicide Decisions – It’s That Time

🕔Jul 8, 2019Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of Kentucky has been conducive for foliar disease development. Fungicides are commonly promoted to reduce […]

Georgia Cotton: 1st Bloom is Here; Protect Your Crop, Maximize Yields

🕔Jul 3, 2019Three foliar diseases are expected to affect cotton production in Georgia this year and all of them may become more apparent in July. One of them, Stemphylium leaf spot, is […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What Factors Influence White Mold?

🕔Jun 28, 2019Looking at the 2019 USDA crop reports for Pennsylvania through June 23, estimated soybean planting has reached approximately 87%, and 81% of the crop condition is rated as good or […]

Illinois Corn: Calculating Fungicide Net Returns

🕔Jun 27, 2019Corn producers in parts of the state are nearing the point in time where they are thinking about fungicide applications to their fields. In a recent post on my blog I discussed […]

Georgia Corn: Southern Corn Rust Turning Up – Decisions, Options

🕔Jun 26, 2019The extended period of wet weather a week or so ago helped to bring on rust after it was much delayed this year. All corn across the southern Coastal Plain […]

Louisiana Rice: Fungicide Options Available for 2019

🕔May 15, 2019The current list of available fungicides is longer than ever but not all will be readily available nor useful this year. The QoI Strobilurin fungicides (Group 11) Quadris, Equation and […]

Kentucky Wheat: Fungicide Management Options for Scab

🕔May 1, 2019Wheat fields are beginning to flower in western Kentucky.  Flowering (anthesis) is a critical time, as wheat becomes susceptible to infection by Fusarium graminearum, the causal agent of Fusarium head blight […]

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 […]

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