IC-494(11) -- May 23, 2005

Soils

Spring wind erosion and residue management

Use residue cover to minimize wind erosion.
Plant Diseases

Cold weather stresses corn; herbicide injury possible

Cold temperatures and heavy rains have a lasting impact on corn stands.
Plant Diseases

Soybean rust weekly outlook- May 23

No other detection has been reported during the past three weeks.
Plant Diseases

Iowa Soybean Rust Team tests Fast Track System

Accurate diagnoses of Soybean rust are essential to initiate effective and timely response measures.
Insects and Mites

Early spring bean leaf beetle populations shoot up

Beetle populations are higher now than during the past two years.
Degree Days

Plants out of place

A few reports of black cutworm cutting reinforces that it is time to scout
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