Crop Protection

Pyrethroid Resistant Soybean Aphids: What Are Your Control Options?

With reports increasing of pyrethroid insecticide failures for soybean aphid management in northwest and central Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota, Extension specialists from both states review the insecticide groups used for soybean aphid control and discuss the potential role of and challenges associated with insecticide mixes.
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Southern Rust Pushing into Southern Corn Belt

More yield damaging than common rust, growers advised to scout their fields in the event they need to treat for disease.
Extension services in Nebraska, Kansas and Kentucky are reporting that southern rust is making a substantial push in their states, while farmers in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana are cautioned to scout due to recent confirmed sightings in their states.
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When to Consider Foliar Fungicide Applications on Corn

Under certain conditions, applying a fungicide to corn may provide an economic return. A look at a few key criteria will help in determining whether to apply fungicides or wait things out.
Under certain conditions, applying a fungicide to corn may provide an economic return. A look at few key criteria will help in determining whether to apply fungicides or wait things out.
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The Dicamba Dilemma in Illinois: Facts and Speculations

With reports of dicamba damage soaring in last 2 weeks, University of Illinois weed specialist gives a thorough review of symptoms, analysis of current situation.
With reports of dicamba damage soaring in last 2 weeks, University of Illinois weed specialist gives a thorough review of symptoms, analysis of current situation.
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