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Frequent information updates for agricultural audiences

Soybean Rust in Illinois

Posted by John Fulton -

Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southern Illinois On September 25, 2007 soybean rust (SBR) was reported and confirmed on a soybean leaflet in Southern Illinois in Massac County. This field is not far from where...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Fly Free Dates for Wheat Seeding

Posted by John Fulton -

It is important to try and plant wheat on or after the fly free date, not only because of the Hessian fly, but also to reduce pressure from diseases and other insects. Lush growth in the fall favors diseases such as Septoria leaf spot. Barley yellow dwarf virus and wheat streak mosaic virus are carried by an aphid and a mite respectively. Proper seeding time usually provides a frost to control...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Charcoal rot on stem
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Charcoal Rot of Soybeans

Posted by John Fulton -

Charcoal rot is evident in area soybean fields. Charcoal rot is going to be one of the major yield reducing diseases this year in our area, and to the south. Following is information from Carl Bradley on charcoal rot. Many soybean fields in the dry portions of the state are being affected by charcoal rot, caused by the soilborne fungus Macrophomina phaseolina. Charcoal rot is a...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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Weekly Rainfall

Posted by John Fulton -

Logan County Extension Office Week ending Rainfall in inches Week ending Rainfall in inches 3/11 .14...

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