Tips to help you make fungicide decisions

Every year we hear about fungicides, and their utility in agronomic production systems.  Indeed, these products can be an extremely useful tool to prevent yield-related losses resulting from fungal…

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Tips to help you make fungicide decisions
The disease pyramid. Plant diseases only occur when the right pathogen is present with a suceptible plant and the environment is conducive for disease. The amount of time spent in disease favorable conditions results in the overall amount of disease. Image N Kleczewski

When scouting soybeans, don’t just scout the foliage

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is a disease of concern for soybean producers in Illinois and the surrounding region.  The disease is caused by a soilborne fungus (Fusarium vilguliforme) that…

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When scouting soybeans, don’t just scout the foliage
Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) Brown stem rot (BSR) and Southern stem canker all can produce similar foliar symptoms in soybean. For this reason, the entire plant must be examined to determine the causative pathogen.
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