Illinois: Wheat Progress and Early Season Diseases Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Wheat in the southernmost part of Illinois is near Feekes growth stage (FGS) 7, while areas in the mid south are nearing FGS 5.  Wheat in the central part of […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: Wet Conditions Favorable for Diseases Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
GENERAL Weather conditions across the area have remained wet over the last two weeks, creating a favorable environment for stripe rust, powdery mildew, and other fungal diseases like tan spot […]

Texas Blacklands: Wheat Looks Good; Preparing for Corn Planting Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
GENERAL Timely rains are occurring to help build our soil moisture profile as corn planting is quickly approaching, and wheat is starting to break dormancy. Wheat is in good to […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: All Quiet, but Keep Watch for Disease, Insects Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
General Wheat in the area is growing and setting tillers good, and there is no major issue being observed in any of the scouting program fields. There are a few […]

Texas: Hemp Disease Prognosis Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
There is intense interest in growing hemp (Cannabis sativus) commercially in Texas. Along with considerations of applying the best agronomic approaches for growing it, there is a need to consider […]

Ohio Wheat: 3 Planting Considerations for 2019 Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019
With the autumn rapidly approaching, wheat planting is likely to begin soon. Planting after the Hessian fly free date remains the best chance to avoid issues with insects and diseases, […]

California Almonds: Observing Powdery Mildew Aug 8, 2019

🕔Aug 8, 2019
In the middle of July, some almond fruit nuts from Le Grand, CA were brought into the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension office. There were various signs of possible pest […]

Hemp: Powdery Mildew Fungus – 8 Facts to Know Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
Powdery mildew can affect numerous plants, including fruit, vegetable, and agronomic crops, as well as woody and herbaceous ornamentals. Kentucky hemp is also susceptible to this disease. Plants infected early […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Absent, Keep Watch for Aphids Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019
Only slight changes as near as I can tell across Oklahoma regarding wheat diseases. Stripe rust appears to be absent, and leaf rust and powdery mildew are slow to get […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Temps Affect Pests, Pathogens? Feb 11, 2019

🕔Feb 11, 2019
Many in the Illinois agricultural community are wondering what effects the recent extreme cold might have on pests and pathogens. While it would be nice if the cold temperatures we are experiencing could […]

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