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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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Four ways to get ahead of ear rots and mycotoxins

Ear rots and moldy grain have been observed in harvested grain, corn for silage, and corn that has yet to be harvested across the U.S. and Canada. Ear rots are some of the most important diseases to look for because they decrease yield and grain quality and several produce mycotoxins. Read More

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

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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

Bacterial Blight of Soybean

Bacterial blight is usually one of the first foliar diseases to occur on soybean. Bacterial blight s... 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