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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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Septoria Brown Spot of Soybean

Septoria brown spot is the most common foliar disease of soybean. Disease develops soon after planti... Read More

Sudden Death Syndrome of Soybean

Foliar symptoms of sudden death syndrome are a result of a toxin, produced by the fungus, moving fro... Read More

Frogeye Leaf Spot of Soybean

Frogeye leaf spot of soybean occurs across the United States and in Ontario, Canada. Frogeye leaf sp... Read More