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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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Loose Smut of Wheat

Loose smut has a wide distribution and can occur anywhere wheat is produced. Mild symptoms may be pr... Read More

Aster Yellows of Wheat

Aster yellows is caused by a phytoplasma spread by leafhoppers during feeding. Leafhopper feeding ca... Read More

Bean Pod Mottle of Soybean

Foliar symptoms caused by Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) include distorted and wrinkled leaves that ha... Read More