Managing Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) can devastate soybean crops. Many of the symptoms appear similar to those from other common diseases, so it’s imperative to accurately distinguish and manage SDS outbreaks. What you’ll learn: • How to accurately distinguish SDS from other common soybean diseases • The causes, symptoms and disease cycle associated with SDS •…

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Spotting and Addressing Corn Ear Molds

In corn crops, there are at least seven different ear mold fungi that can reduce your customers’ yield potential, grain quality and feed value. Luckily, there are many management practices than can reduce crop stress. What you’ll learn: • How to properly dry and store grains to prevent the infection from spreading • Methods to…

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Abnormal Corn Ear Development

When corn ears aren’t uniform, your customer has reason to be alarmed. Whether the ears are light in weight, misshapen or missing kernels, there are reasons for this occurrence. While factors like weather are out of your customer’s control, incorrect pesticide applications increase corn’s chance of malformation. What you’ll learn: • When these abnormalities develop…

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Soybean Aphids

While small in size, the yellow-green aphid can cause colossal damage to soybeans. They remove plant sap with their piercing mouths and can cause reduced pod and/or seed counts. Effective management of these pests requires thorough field scouting. What you’ll learn: • When aphids are most likely to grow in population • What damage aphids…

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Common Soybean Fungal Diseases

Wet weather and moist soil conditions create a perfect environment for fungal diseases. Proper and regular scouting is vitally important to maintain the health of your customer’s soybean crop. But, proper identification of common fungal diseases is not an easy task. Accuracy counts as treatment of the various diseases can differ. What you’ll learn: •…

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Corn Leaf Diseases

For your customer, properly identifying corn leaf disease isn’t easy, since many of them look very similar. In some cases, a sample might need to be sent to a laboratory so they might be able to diagnose the disease correctly with the help of a microscope. What you’ll learn: • What to look for when…

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Corn Replanting Decisions

Many different factors can cause reduced corn stands. To ensure a more successful crop, there are steps that can be taken which will increase the chances of a better yield and a more profitable season. The most important step however, is the decision whether or not to replant at all. What you’ll learn: • How…

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Soybean Replanting Decisions

Planting a poor seedbed and planter adjustment problems can be factors contributing to poor soybean stands. However, there are plenty of things, which can be done to increase the chances of a healthy yield of soybeans this season. What you’ll learn: • How to properly evaluate the existing stand • How to manage to yield…

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Early Season Insects of Corn

Dealing with early season insects is something that should be on your customers’ minds. These destructive insects feed on seeds and seedlings, which injure plants and lead to potential yield loss. What you’ll learn: • What types of insects growers need to look for • Timing and management approach • Methods of sampling the soil…

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