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 […]

Illinois Corn: Southern Rust – All You Need to Know Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
Southern rust is caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Puccinia polysora. Puccinia polysora produces fuzzy, raised structures called pustules on leaves and stalks of corn. Pustules contain thousands of small […]

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

🕔Oct 7, 2019
2019 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, 2019
Soon 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, 2019
Last 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, 2019
Last 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, 2019
Crops 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, 2019
Over 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 […]

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