Midwest 2017 Crop Season in 1 Word: Volatile – DTN

🕔Aug 4, 2017Volatile seems to be the word of the season in farm country this year. Between rocky markets, herbicide drift and crop conditions that seem to vary mile to mile, it’s […]

Michigan Corn: Disease Management Decisions

🕔Jul 20, 2017Factors that are likely to increase a return on a foliar fungicide investment include a history of disease, tight rotations, use of a susceptible hybrid, disease pressure at tasseling and […]

Ohio Corn: Southern Rust and Common Rust – How to Tell Them Apart

🕔Jul 18, 2017Ohio corn producers are reporting more rust on corn this year, and are concerned that it might be southern rust, the rarer but more damaging of the two major rust […]

Tennessee Corn: Southern Rust Still Not Confirmed in State

🕔Jun 30, 2017We are scouting fields regularly now and with storms blowing into the state from south and west, a number of corn leaves where Southern rust was suspected have been brought […]

Tennessee Corn: 4 Considerations Before Spraying a Fungicide

🕔Jun 23, 2017Trying to decide whether or not to spray fungicide on your corn? First, you should scout for diseases and consider your disease risk. Deciding to apply a fungicide to corn […]

Indiana Corn: Time to Scout Your Fields for Diseases

🕔Jun 23, 2017The warm, humid weather has caused concern about foliar diseases of corn, particularly in southern Indiana where corn is at a growth stage where farmers need to be thinking about […]

Alabama Corn: Recognizing Common Rust, Southern Leaf Blight

🕔Jun 20, 2017Several weeks ago, Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists confirmed the presence of Southern corn rust in corn at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. With continued rains and […]

Kentucky Corn: Conditions More Favorable for Disease Development

🕔Jul 13, 2016With the recent rainfall received in the state, conditions have become more favorable for some foliar corn diseases that are now being observed.  UK Plant Pathology interns have been scouting […]

Tennessee Corn: Limited Disease Activity Due to Dry Spells

🕔Jul 7, 2016Only low levels of common rust and gray leaf spot have been reported in corn this season. The dry spells that have occurred most likely suppressed disease, but with regular […]

Tennessee Corn: Scout Fields Before Making Fungicide Decisions

🕔Jun 17, 2016With the earliest planted corn in Tennessee tasseling, corn should be scouted for diseases which are key factors when considering fungicide applications.

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