California Almonds: Observing Powdery Mildew

🕔Aug 8, 2019In 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, 2019Powdery 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, 2019Only 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, 2019Many 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 […]

Nebraska Wheat: Disease Increasing

🕔Jun 18, 2018Isolated thunderstorms and localized rains the last two weeks have created conditions favorable for disease development.  During a wheat plot tour at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) on […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Powdery Mildew Less Obvious but Still Present

🕔May 18, 2018Although not as obvious as in previous weeks, powdery mildew is still hanging on in Oklahoma, and has even moved up onto the heads in some fields. One such field is […]

Ohio Wheat, Barley: Fungicide Management of Common Diseases

🕔May 15, 2018It is wet and rainy outside and the forecast calls for more rain throughout this the second week of May (May 14–19). Therefore, growers’ concerns about diseases and the need […]

Oklahoma Wheat: No Rust, but Other Diseases Prevalent

🕔May 7, 2018This past week I was at field days in southwestern Oklahoma (Apache and Altus), and northeastern Oklahoma (Afton). I did not see a single leaf or stripe rust pustule at any […]

Illinois Wheat: Minimal Disease Presence So Far

🕔May 7, 2018This past week we spent a few days surveying wheat fields throughout the state in order to see how the crop is progressing as well as better understand what disease related issues […]

Virginia Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Mostly Low

🕔May 1, 2018As wheat starts flowering in the region, it is time to consider whether or not to make a fungicide application for Fusarium head blight (FHB). Currently, risk is low in […]

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