Managing Soybean Cyst Nematodes

While many pests threaten soybean yields, none are so devastating in the United States as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). To keep SCN at bay, regular soil root examinations and soil assays are necessary. Once this pest sets in, there is no getting rid of it. Management practices may be taken, however, to help reduce…

Controlling Volunteer Corn After Harvest

Depending on your customer’s schedule, some kernels lost during harvest may still germinate in fall. It’s best to address these volunteer corn plants while they’re small so they don’t affect yields during the next growing season. What you’ll learn: • Various control options to consider to manage volunteer corn in specific fields. • How to…

Combating Corn Diseases

Anthracnose in corn crops can manifest itself as leaf blight, top die-back, or stalk rot. These diseases affect yields, interrupt grain fill leading to harvest complications and potential grain loss. But, there are steps your customers can take to identify and treat the disease. What you’ll learn: • Symptoms • How Anthracnose disease develops •…

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 •…

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…

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…