Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Reduce Disease Risk with Hybrid/Cultivar Selection Dec 1, 2020

    🕔Dec 1, 2020
    Now that nearly all fields in the state have been harvested it is time for us to start turning our attention to the 2021 season.  Nobody knows what next year’ […]

    Illinois Corn: 6 Management Tips for Tar Spot in 2021 Nov 12, 2020

    🕔Nov 12, 2020
    Corn tarspot, caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Phyllachora maydis, caused significant losses for many producers in 2018.  If you recall, that season was characterized by persistent wet weather from August […]

    Illinois Corn: Now Is Not the Time to Scout for Diseases Oct 7, 2020

    🕔Oct 7, 2020
    Corn harvest is well underway in Illinois and we should move through our harvest at a decent rate given the current forecast.  It is at this time every year that […]

    Illinois Corn: Keep an Eye Out for Southern Rust Jul 30, 2020

    🕔Jul 30, 2020
    Over the last two weeks our reports of southern rust have increased from a single find in the northern part of the state, to multiple detections across areas of the […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 5 Disease to Watch for Following Recent Rains Jul 16, 2020

    🕔Jul 16, 2020
    Last week I gave an update on the diseases we are starting to see in parts of Illinois corn.  We have had a few decent rain events, the most recent […]

    Illinois: Do Fungicides Help Hail Damaged Crops? Jul 14, 2020

    🕔Jul 14, 2020
    With recent hail in Illinois, the questions will start coming in as to the utility of foliar fungicides for  wounded plant tissues. Some people consider fungicides for hail-damaged crops because it is believed that […]

    Illinois Corn: Start Scouting for Diseases Now! Jul 13, 2020

    🕔Jul 13, 2020
    Most of Illinois this season has been hot and dry, especially through central and northern portions of the state.  This has been good as far as limiting foliar diseases in our […]

    Illinois Corn: Dealing with Bacterial Leaf Streak Jun 29, 2020

    🕔Jun 29, 2020
    Recently there have been a flood of reports of Bacterial leaf streak (BLS) from areas within Iowa.  Not surprisingly reports of  BLS have started to come in from portions of Northern Illinois, an […]

    Illinois Corn: Dealing with Nematodes – Thresholds and Sampling Jun 17, 2020

    🕔Jun 17, 2020
    Nematodes are roundworms that are extremely abundant in nature.  Nematodes can have many different lifestyles,  from feeding on bacteria, fungi, detritus, and other nematodes, to feeding on hosts such as humans, […]

    Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Tar Spot Management May 20, 2020

    🕔May 20, 2020
    It’s early in the season, but before we know it, corn will be chest high and we will be thinking about if in season management is needed.  Last year I […]


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