Making timely decisions during the crop season can be the key to maximizing yields. These decisions include variety selection, planting date, when and which inputs to apply, calibrating planters for maximum yield; and managing seedling health, plant diseases, weeds, and other yield-robbing pests. Click here to view the pdf
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The new Corn Foliar Diseases Field Guide contains diagnostic images and descriptions of the main foliar diseases of corn to aid in field identification. Sections on foliar fungicides and best management practices are also included. The sturdy pocket-sized field guide hooks with a key ring and is intended for field use. Corn Foliar Diseases Field […]
Sampling for Plant-parasitic Nematodes in Corn Strip Trials Comparing Nematode Management Products This new online publication, written by regional nematologists, provides good comprehensive information about conducting strip trials to compare seed treatments and nematodes in corn. It outlines how multiple samples must be collected uniformly, consistently, carefully, and at the proper time in order to […]
Erin Hodgson, Extension Specialist at Iowa State University offers a how-to lesson on soybean aphid speed scouting. Visit this link to view an open access webcast on the technique. Speed scouting is an easier, more efficient method of estimating whether aphids will have a significant economic impact on soybean, helping the grower or consultant more […]