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Soybean Aphids at the 250 Aphid Threshold

I have received several calls recently about whether soybean aphids should be treated or not. The question often revolves around whether we will still see an economic benefit to treatment after soybeans are in something like the R3 growth stage. The short answer is yes there is value in treating if aphids reach 250 aphid threshold anytime
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How To Protect Your Late Season Rally

For much of this marketing year news has been nothing but doom and gloom. We appeared to have adequate and even growing stocks both domestically and globally. This weighed substantially on the market as prices slipped to levels we had not seen in quite some time. Since those lows were established in mid-June, some things have changed. An
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Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Below is a link to an excellent article on Northern Corn Leaf Blight. This disease, along with Gray Leaf Spot, is a disease of concern in Iowa. It has been a resurging disease in recent years, and is a disease to keep an eye out for. I am not aware of issues in our northern area corn, but it could appear. The pictures in the article are
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Yellow Corn - Rapid Growth Syndrome

I have received several calls on this in the past couple days. We are seeing a lot of fields around the country with random pale green to yellow plants scattered across the field. Of course we could think of micronutrients, but those generally show a show as striped corn leaves or portions of leaves being yellow. Some corn varieties also have
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OATS - Does it Need a Fungicide as Well?

OATS - Does it Need a Fungicide as Well?
Yes, it can. Oats gets a “leaf” rust, called crown rust. Crown rust runs its life cycle between oats and the buckthorn shrub. Buckthorn in the area is absolutely yellow/orange right now with pustules of crown rust. There are several fungicide registered for oats,
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