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post on fungicides for hail damaged crops

  • July 12, 2020

That was one heck of a storm yesterday.  Many fields throughout East central Illinois were severely affected by nickel sized hail.  Although my three year old stated that we should, “use some tape” to fix the damaged tissues, some will consider fungicide applications.  A new post on the subject can be found here. …

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Hoping for rain: crops at mid-season 2020

  • July 9, 2020

While the record will show that planting progress for both corn and soybean crops in Illinois was close to normal in 2020, heavy rainfall in May and again in early June in some places this year led to some replanting, and some ponded areas don’t have a stand. Stands are mostly good otherwise, but crop condition ratings in Illinois have been mediocre so far, with percent good + excellent percentage in the low 60s for both crops in early July.…

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New Corn Disease Articles Available

  • July 6, 2020

We have several articles on the Illinois Field Crop Disease Hub that have some timely information for you.  First, a discussion on bacterial leaf streak of corn, which was detected last week in Illinois.  Next, part one of our series on corn nematodes.  Finally an update on corn tar spot and what to keep in mind with that disease this season.
the articles can be found by clicking this link If interested,…

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IDOA Statement on USEPA Cancellation Order-Use of Existing Stock

  • June 10, 2020

On June 3, 2020, in National Family Farm Coalition vs. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Case No. 19-70115, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling immediately vacating the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, all of which contain the herbicide dicamba. On June 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final cancellation order for these three dicamba products. The final cancellation order can be found here:

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Frost/freeze damage report: will plants recover?

  • May 14, 2020

Temperatures over most of Illinois dropped to the upper 20s or low 30s on Saturday morning, May 9. This resulted in damage or even death to emerged and emerging corn and soybeans. The extent of damage was closely tied to when fields were planted.
Corn planted during the warm part of April—the first week—was up and growing (slowly) by May 1, with limited leaf area. In some fields, emerged stands were already subpar, especially in the wettest parts of the state,…

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Replanting corn and soybeans

  • May 6, 2020

Both corn and soybean planting progressed at about normal speed into May, with 56 percent of the Illinois corn crop and 31 percent of the Illinois soybean crop planted by May 3. Unfortunately, the period of warmer, drier weather we have been hoping for has not yet materialized.
Over the ten days through May 5, about two-thirds of Illinois has gotten from 3 to more than 6 inches of rainfall. Temperatures have not cooperated very well,…

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Wheat fungicide efficacy table available

  • April 10, 2020

I have posted the wheat fungicide efficacy table for Illinois, as many will be making decisions soon.  Click here to view the post on the Illinois Field Crop Disease Hub.  Eventually I will not repost links from this site to the Bulletin, so make sure you sign up on that page for email updates!  Follow me on Twitter @ILplantdoc…

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Planting corn and soybeans in 2020

  • April 7, 2020

March rainfall in Illinois ranged from normal to a couple of inches above normal, but the last week of March and first week of April have been relatively dry, and field operations are getting underway. The April 6 NASS report indicates that there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Illinois during the week ending on April 5, but no planting was recorded. As is often the case in early April, soils are wet over most of the state.…

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