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Wed - January 9, 2019
A reminder that the final results of the 2018 crop performance tests conducted at all twelve north-central universities are available to the public. These self-supported, public testing programs are designed to provide growers with the unbiased crop performance information they need to make informed variety selection decisions.  MORE
Mon - December 3, 2018
We confirmed previous reports that cold stress can increase the occurrence of seedling diseases and stand problems. Data from this study confirms that cold stress soon after planting can increase the risk of reduced crop stands in the north-central region, and suggests that seed treatments with metalaxyl and ethaboxam protect seedlings against Pythium infection when cold soil conditions occur soon after planting.  MORE
Fri - November 16, 2018
Diaporthe-associated diseases such as stem canker, Phomopsis seed decay, and pod and stem blight continue to be an issue for soybean farmers in the north-central region.

Significant progress has been made in our understanding of the organisms that cause stem canker and related diseases in order to develop more effective and economical management strategies. Several new resource materials for farmers and consultants have been developed as a result of this project.  MORE
Fri - November 9, 2018
Farmer survey data allowed us to identify key management factors influencing yields for an agricultural area that includes about 18 million acres planted with soybean.

While replicated field trials will still be needed to establish cause-effect relationships, the information derived from analysis on farmer data as presented here can provide a focus to these trials in regard to which factors (and interactions) to investigate.   MORE