Pennsylvania Soybeans: Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Beyond COVID-19, the 2020 has been challenging for soybean farmers in Pennsylvania with conditions ranging from abnormally to moderately dry in many parts of the state, to other areas of […]

Pennsylvania: Soybean Cyst Nematodes – Now’s a Great Time to Scout Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) is the most damaging soybean pest in the United States. In Pennsylvania, it was detected in Lancaster County in 2002, however, very little is known […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Dealing with Early Season Soilborne Diseases May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
With the recent cold air and soil temperatures, germination and emergence of field crops have been delayed in much of the state. Combined with questions about chilling injury in field crops, we […]

Pennsylvania Soybeans: What Factors Influence White Mold? Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
Looking 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, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018
Excessive 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, 2018

🕔Aug 10, 2018
In 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, 2018

🕔Jul 9, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔May 17, 2018
From 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, 2017

🕔Nov 10, 2017
Hybrid (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, 2017

🕔Aug 23, 2017
We 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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