Entries by damonsmith

Corn Foliar Diseases: Identification and Management Field Guide

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 […]

Plant-parasitic nematodes in corn

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 […]

New how-to webcast on soybean aphid speed scouting

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 […]