Category Archives: Field Crop IPM

Corn Growth and Development-University of Nebraska, CropWatch

Corn ear issues that affronted Nebraska in 2016 still plague some farmers, reducing productivity and causing us, as researchers, to continue to ponder possible causes. In July 2016, ear formation issues in the state were reported in several corn fields … Continue reading

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Advocacy of Genetically Modified Crops is Needed to Increase Acceptance Worldwide

Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an insect pest many producers are familiar with in the United States. Unfortunately, farmers in Brazil and now in sub-Saharan Africa (48 of 51 countries; see Figure 1) also know first-hand the significant damage caused by this … Continue reading

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EPA releases new, two-year Dicamba restrictions

On October 31, 2018, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to … Continue reading

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El Niño forecasts for Great Lakes, Midwest and Missouri Basin

NOAA Regional Climate Services has released it’s most up-to-date regional briefs for the Great Lakes, Midwest and Missouri Basin states from a likely El Niño situation developing in the equatorial Pacific this fall and winter.  As you all may know … Continue reading

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Cowpea Bacterial Wilt ― An Old Disease in a New Crop

There is growing interest in Nebraska in commercial production of new pulse crops, such as chickpeas (garbanzo beans), lentils, dry yellow peas, and cowpeas. Compared with dry beans, our knowledge of these new crops is lacking. Therefore, Bob Harveson have … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Awarded for ‘Sporecaster’ App

University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Specialists received the American Society of Agronomy Extension Education Community Educational Award in the category of Digital Decision Aids (software, web-base, smart phone tablet apps) for their app, ‘Sporecaster.’ The Sporecaster app uses data collected from multi-state … Continue reading

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Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection … Continue reading

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Conference on cover crops and soil health

Pre-registration is ending next week for the Second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, being held Dec. 7-8 in Indianapolis, IN.  The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 7.  After November 7th, the conference registration price goes from $150 to $200 for ag professionals (including university, agency, … Continue reading

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EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New … Continue reading

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Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together

Corn growers and environmental advocate find ways to work together From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Delta Farm Press The idea that the National Corn Growers Association would fall in line with the Environmental Defense Fund views seems … Continue reading

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