Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – Conditions Unfavorable for Development

🕔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, 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, 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 […]

Illinois Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Elevated

🕔May 13, 2019Persistent humid weather and rains over the last 14 days has significantly elevated the risk of Fusarium head blight (FHB)in the south central portion of Illinois.  Symptoms of FHB will start to […]

Illinois Wheat: Time to Prepare for Fusarium Head Blight

🕔May 3, 2019Wheat in the southern part of Illinois is approaching heading or just headed, which means that flowering will start within 4-5 days, depending on temperature (heads produce small yellow anthers) […]

Illinois Wheat: Dealing with Soilborne Mosaic and Spindle Streak

🕔Apr 15, 2019Currently, most small grains are approaching jointing or just past jointing in many parts of the state.  Now is the time that you most likely will start to see early […]

Illinois Soybeans: Early Season Diseases to Watch As The Season Progresses

🕔Apr 12, 2019Now that the soils are warming, some producers are discussing planting soybeans in the ground.  When considering early planting of soybeans, there are two diseases that should be considered: 1) […]

Illinois Corn: Check Hybrids for Tar Spot Ratings, Scout Your Fields

🕔Apr 11, 2019It is that time of year again.  Soon corn will be in the ground, and the 2019 field season will be taking off.  It is no surprise that I spent […]

Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast

🕔Apr 3, 2019University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski recently conducted an interview through the Illinois Extension news service regarding pre-season management and preparation for tar spot in 2019. Some quick […]

Tar Spot – FYI: Field Management Required – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019If you dealt with any tar spot infection in your cornfields last year, Jim Donnelly has some advice for you: Get used to it — but don’t panic. Researchers are […]

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