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Northern leaf blight prevalent in Iowa


Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields in Iowa. Most of the reports have come from central and western Iowa, but since the pathogen that causes this disease is spread by wind and rain, the disease could be more widespread.

Make decisions now for fungicide management of gray leaf spot


Most corn fields in Kansas are now, or soon will be at the critical juncture for making fungicide application decisions for gray leaf spot management. Years of fungicide application research clearly demonstrates that the single best time to apply a fungicide to corn for gray leaf spot control is from VT to R1.

Late planted crops prone to disease


The pace at which corn and bean plants have grown means they might be prone to a unique combination of challenges. One of these is the increased likelihood of disease.

Recognizing symptoms of damping-off (07/02/14)

Foliar diseases present in most Mississippi corn fields (06/17/14)

Northern corn leaf blight: Risk factors and management (06/11/14)

Corn seed decay and seedling blights (05/07/14)

Diagnosing corn early-season growth problems (05/06/14)

Corn flea beetle and Stewart's leaf blight prediction (03/17/14)

Delaware to study genomics of corn disease resistance (03/03/14)

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Midday Report 07/24

Corn futures dipped on China talk Thursday morning. Corn futures followed soybeans higher Wednesday night and seemed likely to keep rising after the weekly Export Sales report stated the new-crop result far above expectations. However, rumors that China will insist that U.S. DDGs shipped to that country be certified free of an unapproved GMO trait apparently undercut the market. September corn sank 0.25 cents to $3.6225/bushel late Thursday morning, while December sagged 0.5 cent to $3.7025.
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