Crop Protection Network

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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Diplodia Ear Rot of Corn

Diplodia ear rot has become a common (and troublesome) disease on corn. The causal fungi produce myc... Read More

Gray Leaf Spot of Corn

Gray leaf spot of corn occurs virtually every growing season. If conditions favor disease developmen... Read More

Charcoal Rot of Soybean

Initial symptoms of charcoal rot are patches of stunted or wilted plants. Leaves remain attached aft... Read More