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 […]

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 […]

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