Pennsylvania Soybeans: What Factors Influence White Mold?

🕔Jun 28, 2019Looking at the 2019 USDA crop reports for Pennsylvania through June 23, estimated soybean planting has reached approximately 87%, and 81% of the crop condition is rated as good or […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive rain and concomitant high humidity have been the hallmark for this growing season, and with corn harvest approaching, there are concerns about ear rots and the risk of mycotoxin […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Avoiding Mycotoxins in Grain and Silage

🕔Aug 10, 2018In Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, growers often face challenges brought on by persistent moist conditions and other weather factors. One of these challenges include corn ear and stalk rots, […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Early-Season Fungicide – When Does it Help?

🕔Jul 9, 2018The question of the benefit of fungicide applications at a V5-V7 timing comes up a lot. It’s an attractive option because at that time the corn is short enough to […]

Pennsylvania Wheat: When to Pull the Trigger on Fungicides

🕔May 17, 2018From a wheat disease perspective, many of us are looking at wheat that is approaching heading or flag leaf. Hopefully, you are scouting, and if so, you may be seeing […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

🕔Nov 10, 2017Hybrid (corn) or variety (soybean) selection is very important to successful crop production. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to review all of the seed guides produced annually, especially as they […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What to Do if You Have White Mold?

🕔Aug 23, 2017We are receiving initial reports of white mold in soybean (causal agent: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in different areas of Pennsylvania (Figures 1 and 2). According to USDA-NASS (report date: August 20, […]

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