Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – What Can We Expect for 2020? Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 20192019 was certainly a year we are all looking forward to wrapping up, and many are starting to do just that throughout the state.  Our lab started harvesting both beans […]

Illinois Small Grains: 6 Tips for Planting in an Odd Field Season Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Soon many producers will be starting to plant small grains.  Below is my “Top six” list of important things to consider when planting wheat and other small grains in the […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust Moving In – Scout Your Fields Jul 23, 2019

🕔Jul 23, 2019Last week we started picking up Southern rust in the southern Illinois. Thusfar, reports indicate that disease severity is low. However, the recent hurricane remnant and warm forecasts may mean […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Found in Indiana – Don’t Panic Jul 16, 2019

🕔Jul 16, 2019Last week colleagues in Indiana reported tar spot presence in some of their research plots located in North West IN.  They found an extremely low number of stroma (less than […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Diseases Starting to Pick Up Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019Crops are finally starting to pick up growth throughout the state.  In parts of the south we have tasseling corn, while we will hit VT soon in some of the […]

Illinois Corn: Early Common Rust – Is It a Concern? Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019Over the past week there has not been much activity as far as corn disease is concerned.  The only exception has been the detection of very light common rust infections on some […]

Illinois Corn: Calculating Fungicide Net Returns Jun 27, 2019

🕔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 […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – Conditions Unfavorable for Development Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019As many of you are aware, our tar spot coalition is working to refine a tar spot model developed by colleagues at the University of Wisconsin Madison this season.  This […]

Illinois Soybeans: Seed Treatments for SDS – Don’t Forget Your Base Treatments Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019With tight profit margins, and other issues affecting farm profitability, some producers that use iLeVO for helping manage sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean have decided to skip including base fungicide treatments in […]

Illinois: How Will Late Planting Affect Crop Diseases? May 16, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019Most Illinois producers are behind in getting corn and soybeans into the ground this year as a result of persistent rains and cool temperatures.  Some people are wondering what this might mean […]

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