Disease & Pest Management Archives | AgriGold

Category: Disease & Pest Management

Stop seedling diseases before they start.

Cool, wet conditions are a recipe for seedling diseases. Know what to scout for and how to prevent losing yield to avoidable diseases. ...

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Tar spot is spreading: Are you ready?

Although tar spot is a relatively new pathogen in the United States, its effects can be dangerous. Choosing resistant hybrids and instituting strategies like tillage and crop rotation can reduce your risk....

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Watch out for these two early season soybean diseases

When it comes to soybean diseases, early detection and treatment are key. Here are a few early season soybean diseases, advice on how to spot them, and strategies for reducing your susceptibility and maintaining your yields....

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Early season corn diseases to scout for

When it comes to corn diseases, early detection and treatment are key. But what’s even more important is preventing the disease in the first place. Use these tips to prevent early-season diseases, how to spot them and how to manage the diseases if they do show up. ...

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How to recognize Phytophthora root and stem rot, plus steps to take to reduce risk

Phytophthora root and stem rot can be one of the most significant disease risks for soybean growers, but there are steps you can take to recognize symptoms and improve your fields’ resilience against it....

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Level up your yield with tissue sampling

Our AgriGold agronomists have been working with farmers across the country to implement a rigorous tissue testing program. After nearly a decade of collecting and analyzing tissue samples, your local AgriGold agronomist has the tools and information to make a tissue testing plan for your farm that w...

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How to Fight Slug Damage in Early Planted Soybeans

Soybeans planted in the first half of April or earlier have been proven to yield 10% higher than soybeans planted in late April or early May*, but not without risks. Early planting exposes the seed to harsher conditions – cold soil, limited sunlight and new pests. Slugs, in particular, are a pest ...

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How to Turn This Year's Challenges into Next Year's Plan

Although we never wish challenging conditions on any farmer, I’d be lying if I said that the agronomy team at AgriGold wasn’t chomping at the bit to evaluate how the crops were performing against the stress and disease pressure of the 2021 growing season. ...

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Tar Spot Management
Considerations

The Tar Spot complex has more questions than answers when trying to plan for the next growing season, but the AgriGold Agronomy Team has put together their insights on some management strategies. Reduce the stress level in the corn crop: Corn fields that were under severe stress from various sourc...

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Brown Stem Rot

The cause, symptoms, infection & management of brown stem rot...

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Thistle Caterpillar

Description, Life Cycle & Economic Injury...

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Rootworm

Life Cycle, Injury & Control Options for Rootworm...

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Japanese Beetle

Description, Life Cycle & Damage of Japanese Beetles...

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Corn Rootworm Update

February is often a month of planning for most farm operations, but it also needs to be a time to assess the risks your farm may face in the upcoming season. Corn Root Worm (CRW) is often in the back of every growers’ mind but can easily be forgotten when a grower experience’s multiple years of ...

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SDS & SCN

Reports of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybean fields have been pouring in over the past week. Up until this point reports had been rather minor (at least in Missouri). Foliar symptoms of SDS typically start showing in mid-late July and early August during the reproductive cycle of the plants. Th...

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Fungicide Timing: Corn & Soybean

Fungicides can be an effective tool in fighting against yield losses caused by fungal pathogens. ...

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White Mold

The fungus, Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum, can overwinter for several years in the soil as sclerotia. ...

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Soybean Gall Midge

Resseliella maxima (Gagné) is a new midge species first confirmed in 2011, much is still unknown. ...

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Physoderma Stalk Rot

Physoderma maydis, causes both foliar and the stalk rot phase....

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Rapid Growth Syndrome in Corn

Wrapped or twisted whorls in corn can be referred to as Rapid Growth Syndrome. It is also commonly called accelerated growth syndrome, buggy whipping, roping, twisted whorl syndrome, wrapped whorls and onion leafing. This phenomenon occurs when leaves fail to unfurl properly and become tightly wrapp...

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The Return of Corn Rootworm

For the past several years, Western Corn Rootworm have been isolated to just a few hot spots across the Corn Belt and in heavy continuous corn acres. ...

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Black Cutworm in Corn

Lifecycle and Damage ...

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