Disease and Insect Update
|Good Day Everyone,
Field conditions are improving for most of the state allowing growers to make some headway in managing their weed, disease, and insect problems. Like mentioned in the previous newsletter, disease is becoming more active throughout the state. With this in mind, try to remain on a timely schedule with your fungicides. Some of the disease being observed is Early Leaf spot, Funky Leaf Spot, White Mold, and CBR. Funky leaf spot has been observed in many fields. Symptoms appear early in the growing season on the lower to mid canopy leaves. Lesions look like early leaf spot, but spores are never observed in the lesion. Some defoliation may occur, but yield losses have not been demonstrated. Fungicides do not control funky leaf spot; therefore, growers need to be aware of which leaf spot they have before applying an additional fungicide.
Along with diseases, foliage feeding insects are being observed in a few fields. This is not a warning for insects or a need for an insecticide application rather a reminder to begin scouting for insects in your fields in the upcoming weeks. Scouting procedures and recommendations for foliage feeders are:
Remember unnecessary insecticide applications can flare other insect like spider mites.
Please let me know if I can help in any way.
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