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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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Ergot: Six things to be mindful of with ergot in small grains and grasses

The pathogen that causes ergot generates toxic alkaloids that potentially could create problems with livestock feeding, and when trying to market a small grain crop. This article reviews some of the commonly asked questions pertaining to ergot. Read More

Diagnosing Interveinal Chlorosis in Soybeans — it’s not just SDS

Interveinal chlorosis is a common symptom in soybean production systems. More often than not, it is assumed that interveinal chlorosis indicates the presence of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS). However, there are several other soybean diseases and disorders that can cause interveinal chlorosis besides SDS. Read More

How Tar Spot of Corn Impacted Hybrid Yields During the 2018 Midwest Epidemic

Tar spot of corn is a new disease to the United States that was first observed in 2015 in Indiana and Illinois. Since then, it has also been confirmed in Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In 2018, a tar spot epidemic occurred in the upper Midwest, which had a significant impact on corn grain and silage yield and quality. Little field screening has been done in the US for corn germplasm... Read More

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Soybean Cyst Nematode of Soybean

Damage from the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) may not be obvious in high-yielding fields or during yea... Read More

Tobacco Streak of Soybean

Symptoms caused by Tobacco streak virus (TSV) include bud blight, shepherd's crooking, stunting, wil... Read More

Dwarf Bunt of Wheat

Dwarf bunt is also known as dwarf smut. It typically occurs with long periods of snow cover, and onl... Read More