Minnesota Corn, Soybean: Late Season Disease Notes

🕔Sep 11, 2019Although it is getting late in this growing season, it is worthwhile to take note of corn and soybean diseases that have developed in fields in Minnesota and the region. […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Seems Likely

🕔Sep 3, 2019The cooler temperatures and rains that have moved through the Northern part of Illinois the past 10-14 days have been favorable for the development of tar spot on corn.  Although […]

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Watch for Diseases in Late Crops

🕔Aug 9, 2019Late-planted corn and soybeans could be vulnerable to higher-than-normal levels of crop diseases this year, experts from The Ohio State University warn. When sown one to two months later than […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Monitoring Fields

🕔Aug 2, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 26, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Ohio Corn: Disease Risk in Late Planted Crops

🕔Jul 23, 2019In Ohio, several foliar diseases are of greater concern in late-planted corn for a number of reasons, including: 1 – for diseases like gray leaf spot (GLS), northern corn leaf […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Foliar Fungicide Decisions for Late-Planted Crops

🕔Jul 19, 2019A new article recently released through the Crop Protection Network (CPN) discusses how to make fungicide decisions in corn and soybean, given the delayed planting scenarios across the Midwest. The […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Found in Indiana – Don’t Panic

🕔Jul 16, 2019Last week colleagues in Indiana reported tar spot presence in some of their research plots located in North West IN.  They found an extremely low number of stroma (less than […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Diseases Starting to Pick Up

🕔Jul 12, 2019Crops are finally starting to pick up growth throughout the state.  In parts of the south we have tasseling corn, while we will hit VT soon in some of the […]

Illinois Corn: Calculating Fungicide Net Returns

🕔Jun 27, 2019Corn producers in parts of the state are nearing the point in time where they are thinking about fungicide applications to their fields. In a recent post on my blog I discussed […]

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