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The Crop Protection Network (CPN) produces unbiased, collaborative outputs on important issues affecting field crops in the United States and Canada. The CPN is a product of Land Grant Universities.

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Soybean Seed Quality Considerations for 2019

By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky; Daren Mueller, Iowa State University; Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Kiersten Wise, University of Kentucky.Seed quality from the 2018 soybean harvest was below average across the majority of the soybean-producing areas of the United States. Several factors led to poor-quality soybean seed,.... Read More

Don’t Get Lost in the Weeds: Additional Factors to Consider when Selecting Xtend Soybean Varieties

By Daren Mueller, Iowa State University; Damon Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Spyridon Mourtzinis, University of Wisconsin-Madison;Yuba Kandel, Iowa State University; Tom Allen, Mississippi State University; Terry Spurlock, University of Arkansas; and Travis Faske, University of Arkansas.Selecting the most appropriate soybean varieties each... Read More

Smartphone Application to Forecast White Mold in Soybean Now Available to Growers

Madison, WI — A new smartphone application, ‘Sporecaster,’ is now available for free download on both Android and iOS devices, that helps soybean farmers manage white mold. The application aides in the decision-making process of whether or not to apply a fungicide based on custom disease risk calculations for your field. The application was developed by University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest and.... Read More

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Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot of Soybean

Pythium species cause pre- or postemergence damping off. Infected seeds appear rotted and soil stick... Read More

Brown Stem Rot of Soybean

Brown stem rot (BSR) is caused by the fungus Cadophora gregata. Characteristic foliar symptoms of BS... Read More

Soybean Dwarf of Soybean

Symptoms caused by Soybean dwarf virus (SbDV) can vary due to virus strain, infection timing, and va... Read More