Tar spot is an emerging foliar fungal disease of corn that can reduce crop yield. Incidence and discovery of this disease greatly increased in 2018 and 2019 thanks to a coordinated, multi-state effort that relied heavily on social media and electronic disease mapping.
An invasive species established in the eastern United States for more than a century, the Japanese beetle is making its way into Midwestern soybean and corn fields. A new review in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management offers a guide to the pest's biology and behavior and methods to fend it off.
Although corn and soybeans do not need insects for pollination, they do offer floral resources that are used by insect pollinators. So what kind of insects are commonly found in […]
By Josh Lancette A new study from researchers at Iowa State University found that using rye as a cover crop in cornfields can lead to increased populations of true armyworm […]