Adam Sisson

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 year is critical for farming operations to…

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…

Wheat Diseases Added To Crop Protection Network Online Encyclopedia

Important updates have been made to the multi-state and international collaborative database, the Crop Protection Network (CPN). A total of 31 entries have been added to the database’s encyclopedia section, encompassing wheat crop pathogens. These entries are complete with in-depth descriptions and photos of diseases impacting wheat plants, diagnostic tips, impacts of weather on disease…

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases

Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Corn Diseases The Corn Disease Working Group (CDWG) developed ratings for how well fungicides control major corn diseases in the United States. The CDWG determined the efficacy ratings for each fungicide by field-testing the materials over multiple years and locations. Each rating is based on the product’s level of disease…

Soybean Disease Loss Estimates From the United States and Ontario, Canada — 2015

Soybean Disease Loss Estimates From the United States and Ontario, Canada — 2015 Each year, soybean diseases reduce yield in the United States and Ontario, Canada. Diseases of importance vary on an annual basis, and diseases that affect yield are based on many factors, including environment, crop production practices, as well as variety selection and susceptibility…