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April 2008


(29 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Heat Units Needed for Corn Emergence
  • Mixing Corn Hybrids within a Field to Increase Yield
  • Soil Temperatures in Ohio
  • Insecticidal Seed Treatments on Field Crops: What to Expect
  • Cereal Leaf Beetle in Wheat
  • Black Cutworm and Armyworm
  • Alfalfa Weevil Update
  • Giant Ragweed with Resistance to PPO and ALS inhibiting Herbicides
  • Is There a Benefit to an Early (Feeke,s 3-6) Application of Fungicides at Half Rate in Wheat?
(28 Apr)
Managing 2,4-D in Burndown Treatments
Bob Hartzler, Iowa State Univ.
(28 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Improved Disease Resistance on the Way: One Key to Soybean Improvement
  • New Directory of Sensitive Crops and Apiaries for Pesticide Applicators
  • Check Out the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
  • Good News: Bean Leaf Beetles Hit Hard by Winter Cold
  • Alfalfa Weevil Predictions for 2008
  • Delayed Burndown Applications in No-Till
  • Inoculating CRP Ground
  • Will 2008 be the "Perfect Storm" for Soybean Seedling Disease?
  • Surface Waters: Ammonium is Not Ammonia
(27 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • Managing Poor Wheat Stands in the Nebraska Panhandle
  • Soilborne Mosaic Confirmed in Wheat
  • Soybean Cyst Nematodes now in 45 Nebraska Counties
  • Fungicide Update: Quilt Label Amended
  • IPM: As Important Now as Ever
  • Research: Pesticide Exposure Extends to Applicator's Family
  • Implications of Commodity and Input Prices on Soybean Herbicide Programs
  • Dates Set for UNL Weed Science Field Tours
  • Options for Winterkilled Alfalfa
(25 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • The Soy Report: A New Web Resource for WI
  • Alfalfa winter survival
  • Don't Fertilize Your Weeds
  • Cadet and Authority Assist Herbicides
  • Callisto Labeled on Oats
  • Proline Fungicide Approved for Soybean Rust and Powdery Mildew
  • Soybean Disease Diagnosis at Emergence and Seedling Growth Stages
  • Understanding and Using the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center
(25 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • High Commodity Prices and IPM or Because We Can Afford It, Should We?
  • Black Cutworm Moths Trickle In
  • High Armyworm Moth Flight Reported in Kentucky
  • Accumulated Heat Units for Alfalfa Weevil Development
  • Black Light Trap Catch Report
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • A Recipe for Crappy Stands of Corn
  • Nitrogen Loss Conditions Approaching
  • Soybean Rust
(25 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Scout Now for Alfalfa Weevil
  • Thoughts About Burndown Herbicide Applications
  • Cover Crop Termination
  • Think About Lambsquarters Management Now
  • Assessing Corn and Soybean Stands
  • How Does the Cover Crop Roller/Crimper Handle Standing Corn Stalks?
(25 Apr)
Soybean Seeding Rates in Minnesota
Seth Naeve, Univ. of Minnesota
(25 Apr)
Weeds, rate and resistance - some things to consider
Micheal D. K. Owen, Iowa State Univ.
(25 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • Black Cutworm and Armyworm Update (with News About "The Hines Report")
  • Alfalfa Weevil Larvae Should Be Evident in the Southern Half of Illinois
  • Corn Flea Beetle: Expectations for Injury in 2008
  • What's in That Herbicide Premix?
  • Free Soybean Rust Identification Short Course in Florida
  • Prioritizing When Planting Is Delayed
(25 Apr)
Time to assess rapidly developing wheat
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(22 Apr)
A Recipe for Crappy Stands of Corn
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(22 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Burndown Herbicide Treatments ? Can You Afford Not To Use 2,4-D Ester?
  • The Wheat Crop May be Further Along Than It Seems
  • Winter Injury in Alfalfa
  • Starter Fertilizers for Corn, Where Are They Needed And What Concerns Should One Have?
  • Cereal Rust Mite (or the Timothy Mite) on Timothy
  • Alfalfa Weevil Update
  • Seedling Diseases and Soybean Rust
  • Soil Quality CD Now Available
(22 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Iowa 2008 Prediction for Stewart?s Disease of Corn
  • Calculating Degree Days
  • Too Early to Worry about Planting Corn!
  • You Couldn?t Apply Phosphorus and Potassium Last Fall and Now It?s Too Wet
(18 Apr)
Purdue Pest & Crop Newsletter
Purdue Univ.
  • Black Cutworm Spring Arrival Met With Hostile Welcoming
  • Bt-Rootworm Corn and Protecting Refuge Acres from Damage
  • Alfalfa Weevil Scouting Should Begin in Extreme Southern Indiana
  • Black Cutworm Adult Pheromone Trap Report
  • Winter Wheat Condition in Indiana
  • Corn Planting Date is Important, But...
  • Soilborne Viruses of Wheat
  • General Information on the Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center
  • 2008 Popcorn Agri-Chemical Handbook Now Available
(17 Apr)
Missouri Integrated Pest & Crop Management Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Missouri
  • Is My Nitrogen Still There?
  • Foliar Fungicides on Wheat in Missouri
  • Target Diseases and Application Timing Information for Foliar Fungicides Labeled for Use on Wheat
  • 2008 Corn Planting Date
  • Aphid Populations in Wheat
  • Soybean Seed: To Treat or Not To Treat
  • Testing for wheat viruses at the MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic
  • Management of Small Grain Diseases (NCERA-184) Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases
(17 Apr)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • Insects to watch 2008 - Part II - Asiatic garden beetle
  • The clock is ticking for herbicide applications in winter wheat
  • Why biofuels are better for the environment
  • Spring checklist for improving soybeans yields
  • 2008 Michigan soybean hotline
  • Soybean seed quality and planting strategies for 2008
  • Partial budget for using fungicides to control head scab in wheat
(17 Apr)
Corn & Soybean Science Newsletter
Univ. of Kentucky
  • Cool Spring Weather and Planting Delays with Corn Insects
  • Delayed Planting May Pose Disease Risks
  • How Late can we Plant Soybeans?
  • It Could be Worse
(17 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • 2007 Version of on Target, Our Annual Summary of Field Crop Insect Management Trials, Is Online
  • More Information About Armyworm and Black Cutworm Adults
  • Alfalfa Weevil Development
  • Leverage 2.7 Insecticide Has Been Registered for Use on Soybeans
  • Multistate Ratings for Burndown Herbicide Efficacy
(16 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Pre?Plant Weed Control for No?till Soybeans
  • 2008 Herbicide Price Highlights
  • Ryelage Harvest: Just Around the Corner
(15 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Avail ? Can It Improve Phosphorus Fertilizer Efficiency?
  • Cold Temperature Effect on Wheat After Green-Up
  • Applying Wheat Herbicides in 28% - How Late is Safe?
  • Alfalfa Weevil Update
  • Adjustments to Consider if Corn Planting Delayed
(14 Apr)
Corn: Fundamentals Still Look Strong
Darrel Good, Univ. of Illinois
(14 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • If Planting Gets Delayed, Which Crop Do You Plant First ? Corn Or Soybeans?
  • Grasshopper Potential Remains High for Some Nebraska Rangeland
  • Scout Emerging Soybeans For Bean Leaf Beetles
  • Drought Conditions Continue to Impact Rangeland in the Panhandle
  • Short Cuts For Planting Alfalfa
  • Controlling Winter Annual Brome With Herbicides
  • Wrapping Hay To Beat The Weather
  • Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Revised
(14 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Soybean Rust Fast Track System Gets an Overhaul
  • Predicted Corn and Soybean Acreage in 2008
(14 Apr)
Wisconsin Crop Manager Newsletter PDF-formatted document
Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Paperless Application Records
  • FREE Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing
  • New Soybean/Legume Seed Treatment Labeled in Wisconsin
  • Using Herbicides to Suppress Cool Season Grass in CRP Fields in Preparation for Interseeding Legumes
  • Sweet Corn Herbicide Updates
  • Does Glyphosate Price Matter?
  • Glyphosate Resistance Update, April 2008
  • Resistance: It's A Numbers Game
  • Foliar Fungicides for Winter Wheat in 2008
  • Identifying Wheat Diseases Controlled by Foliar Fungicides
(12 Apr)
Corn Planting Date is Important, But....
Bob Nielsen, Purdue Univ.
(11 Apr)
Kentucky Wheat Science News ** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Nitrogen Lost Due to Excessive Rain
  • Spring N Applications: How Late is Too Late?
(11 Apr)
Kentucky Pest News
Univ. of Kentucky.
  • Armyworm Flight Underway
  • Suction Trap Counts: Where Are the Aphids?
  • Foliar Fungicides for Wheat Disease Control
(11 Apr)
Managing soybean seed supply when quality comes into question
Purdue/Ohio State AgAnswers
(10 Apr)
Late Nitrogen Applications on Wheat
Jim Camberato & Charles Mansfield, Purdue Univ.
10 Apr)
Wheat Condition in Indiana - 10 Apr
Herb Ohm, Purdue Univ.
(10 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • The Potential for Black Cutworm Problems Increases When Corn Planting Is Delayed
  • Baiting Recommendations and Toxicity Evaluations of Thianicotinoid Insecticides (Poncho and Cruiser) for Wireworms
  • Managing the Consequences of Long-Term Weed Control
  • Managing Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) of Wheat
  • Fungicide Efficacy Table for Wheat
  • How Much Nitrogen Have I Lost?
  • Issues in Illinois Wheat
(9 Apr)
Penn State Field Crop News
Penn. State Univ.
  • Evaluating Alfalfa Stands
  • Alfalfa Weevil Scouting
  • Soil Temperature for Corn
  • Optimizing Gramoxone and Glyphosate Burndown
  • Timothy Mite Update
  • Horse Pasture Renovation and Management
  • Land Rental Survey
(8 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Nitrogen Concerns in Wheat
  • Alfalfa Weevil
  • Preplant Herbicide Applications
  • Consider Controlled Traffic for 2009
  • Fall Anhydrous Ammonia - Should You Be Concerned?
  • Transgenic Hybrid Traits Available in Corn and Export Approval Status
  • Tips for Successful Corn Establishment
(8 Apr)
Nebraska Crop Watch Newsletter
Univ. of Nebraska.
  • On-farm Research: Dropping Soybean Seeding Rate Didn?t Hurt Yield
  • Why Soybean Planting Date Matters
  • With Early Soybeans Don?t Forget Seed Treatment Fungicide
  • Heavy Army Cutworm Infestations Found In Some Panhandle Fields
  • Plan Crop Refuges for Insect Resistance Management
  • Research Groups Offer Farmer-Tested Answers
  • Prospective Planting Report Adds Fuel to the Fire
  • Forward Contracts May Be Best Bet In Unsteady Wheat Markets
  • Estimating the Effect of Fuel Price Increases on Your Operation
  • Tips on Calibrating a Hand-Held Sprayer
  • Consider Grass-Alfalfa Mixtures Instead Of Pure Alfalfa
  • Use Care When Burning Grasslands
  • Use Fertilizer, Legumes to Boost Pasture Production
(8 Apr)
Iowa Integrated Crop Management Newsletter
Iowa State Univ.
  • Managing Residue for a Good Stand
  • Spring Sampling OK for Two Corn Nematode Species
(4 Apr)
Corn & Soybean Science Newsletter
Univ. of Kentucky
  • Are Seed Treatments Enough Control on Corn?
  • Seed-Treatment Fungicides in Corn
  • Preplant Applications of N, P & K
  • Soybean Seed Quality
  • Corn and Soybean Budgets, 2008
  • Corn Planting Date, It may not be too Late
(4 Apr)
Michigan Field Crop Team Advisory Alert
Michigan State Univ.
  • Insects to watch in 2008 - Part I - Winter cutworm
  • New soybean aphid research update features MSU host plant resistance work
  • Improving weed control in no-till Roundup Ready soybean
  • Mark your calendars: MSU Weed Tour and Crop Diagnostic Day dates are set
  • Weed control challenges for sugar beets in 2008
  • Roundup Ready alfalfa update
  • Adapting to the new corn nitrogen recommendations
  • Fungicides for wheat diseases in 2008: Balancing risk and return
  • Threat of ice sheeting to winter wheat
(4 Apr)
the Bulletin:
Pest mgmt & crop developmt information for Illinois
Univ. of Illinois
  • Proceedings of Two Key Educational Events in 2008 Are Accessible on the Web
  • Pioneer's Optimum AcreMax 1 Insect Protection--What Is It?
  • Preparations for Early-Season Insect Activity
  • Identification and Control of Burcucumber
  • Herbicide Updates for 2008
  • Fungicide Seed Treatments and Poor-Quality Soybean Seed
  • Thinking About Corn Planting Date and Population
(1 Apr)
Ohio C.O.R.N. Newsletter
The Ohio State Univ.
  • Minimizing pollen contamination of non-GMO Corn
  • Not the Year to Mud-in Soys
  • On-farm soybean seed treatment
  • Sentinel plots for soybean rust monitoring are being planted in the south
  • Soybean Aphid Expectations in Ohio for 2008
  • Weeds and the Potential for Insect Outbreaks 2008
  • Identifying Wheat Growth Is Important for Management Decisions