Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Tar Spot Management May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in season management is needed.  Last year I […]

Illinois Wheat: Should You Be Worried About Stripe Rust? May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
Stripe rust is a fungal disease of wheat that can be extremely damaging under the appropriate conditions. Unlike stem and leaf rust, stripe rust is a cool season beast, favoring temperatures between […]

Illinois Soybeans: 5 Steps for Managing Seed Quality Issues Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
The 2019 soybean harvest was problematic.  Wet weather delayed harvest in many parts of the state, and a hard early frost added additional insult to injury (pun intended).  Unfortunately, a wet finish […]

Illinois: Wheat Progress and Early Season Diseases Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Wheat in the southernmost part of Illinois is near Feekes growth stage (FGS) 7, while areas in the mid south are nearing FGS 5.  Wheat in the central part of […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Pythium- An Early Season Pain Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
There are many seedling diseases that affect corn and soybeans. These diseases can reduce root development, nutrient and water uptake, plant growth, and in severe cases, kill seedlings. One of the biggest issues […]

Small Grains: Managing Fusarium Head Blight Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
Fusarium head blight (FHB) is an economically important disease affecting small grain production worldwide.  The disease is predominantly caused by the fungus Fusarium graminearum in the United States, where infections can decrease […]

Illinois Soybeans: What You Should Know About Phytophthora Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
The oomycete Phytophthora sojae, is a soil borne organism which is the predominant cause of Phytophthora root rot in soybeans. Believe it or not, P. sojae is fairly prevalent in Illinois, and under […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Pathogen Can Survive Winter Weather Dec 30, 2019

🕔Dec 30, 2019
As we learn more about tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, we can better understand how the disease works.  The more we understand the disease, the better our […]

Illinois: Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most consistent and significant yield-robbing pest/pathogen affecting soybeans in Illinois, and is estimated to be in over 85% of the fields in the state […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Pathogen Can Survive Winter Temps Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
As we learn more about tar spot on corn, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, we can better understand how the disease works.  The more we understand the disease, the better our […]

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