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Angie Peltier

Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

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Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Figure. Interveinal chlorosis and necrosis are symptoms characteristic of sudden death syndrome of soybean (Angie Peltier).
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Symptoms of Sudden Death Syndrome Begin to Appear in Soybeans

Posted by Angie Peltier - Disease

Last week, symptoms of sudden death syndrome (SDS) began to appear in April 15-planted soybeans at the University of Illinois' Northwestern Research Center in Warren County. Weather during the 2015 growing season has been favorable for the development of SDS: cool, moist soils after planting and frequent rains ever since. Symptoms began appearing approximately 3 weeks earlier than in 2014....

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Figure. In 2015, moderate temperatures and long periods of leaf wetness favored the development of northern leaf blight in corn hybrids without a high level of disease resistance (June 29, 2015).

Many factors converge toward a decision - foliar fungicides on corn

Foliar fungicides in corn - a historical perspective. From the early 1970's through the mid-2000's, when prices averaged close to $2 per bushel and corn was considered a lower value crop, producers worked to minimize all but the most essential inputs. Between 2010 and 2012, when corn prices reached historic highs, producers may have considered additional inputs. While many product...

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Figure. Marty Johnson and Brian Mansfield plant corn at the NWIARDC on April 21, 2014.
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Forecasted cool, wet weather + closing canopies + flowering soybeans = white mold risk

Despite the timely soybean planting in the Western Illinois crop reporting district, torrential rains and cloudy days have since delayed crop progress throughout much of the region. As of June 29, only the earliest planted soybeans at the Northwestern Illinois Agricultural Research & Demonstration Center (NWIARDC) have open flowers ( Table ). Table....

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