Darcy Telenko

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Thanks for listening to Purdue Crop Chat, a regular podcast from Hoosier Ag Today and the Purdue University Extension Service, featuring Purdue Extension soybean specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel and Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Quinn.





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Support from the SCN Coalition and National Soybean Board will continue to provide FREE soybean cyst nematode (SCN) soil testing this spring to Indiana growers.  If you have trouble fields that you have not had a recent SCN test please consider sending in a soil sample to test for SCN. This program will support one sample per Indiana farm to be submitted to the SCN Diagnostics at the University of Missouri. Please print off a form here https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/ppdl/Documents/PPDL-3-W%20SCN%20Survey-MO.pdf to include with your soil sample. Additional samples will cost $25/each. Pack the samples in a box and cushion the samples with packing material so the bags don’t break open during shipping. Ship to: SCN Diagnostics 1054 East Campus Loop University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211-5315 To soil sampling for SCN The equipment you need for sampling soil for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the same equipment you use for taking a[Read More…]




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There are many factors that can contribute to stalk decline. There are both plant pathogenic causes and abiotic stresses factors that can play a role in reduced stalk integrity, such as drought and flooding. Either way, as stalk tissue becomes compromised below the main ear the stalk may become brittle or weak and be prone to lodging.