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Pest Management

Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education

Pest Management Soybean Stem Pests: Survey, Impact and Education Continuing work already underway across Illinois’ soybean fields, this project aims to identify new and emerging stem diseases and insect pests that negatively impact soybean production and yield. It will assess management practices and help prioritize future research to determine best management practices. View overview pdf Project Information Which insect pests and diseases are most detrimental to soybean stem health in Illinois? How do they impact crop yield? How prevalent are they in the various Illinois soybean geographies? [...]

By |December 13, 2023|

Assessing the Impact of Cover Crops on SCN Populations in Field Conditions

Pest Management Assessing the Impact of Cover Crops on SCN Populations in Field Conditions This project is using five established cover crop fields throughout Illinois to determine how different types of cover crops affect soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations. Insights will be used to provide the state’s soybean farmers with improved management recommendations. View overview pdf Project Information How do different cover crops impact SCN populations? Could certain cover crops be used to suppress SCN populations? Statewide with emphasis on Southern Illinois There [...]

By |December 13, 2023|

Documenting the Extent of Resistance to Group 15 Herbicides in Illinois Waterhemp Populations

Pest Management Documenting the Extent of Resistance to Group 15 Herbicides in Illinois Waterhemp Populations To better understand the frequency of resistance to Group 15 herbicides, this project will collect and screen waterhemp populations from Illinois soybean fields. Results will be used to provide farmers with recommendations on how best to incorporate these herbicides into integrated weed management programs. Resistant populations will be used in subsequent research to identify the gene(s) conferring the metabolism-based resistance. View overview pdf Project Information How widespread is Group 15 herbicide [...]

By |December 13, 2023|

Using Multispectral Platforms to Manage the Soybean Cyst Nematode

Pest Management USING MULTISPECTRAL PLATFORMS TO MANAGE THE SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE QUESTIONS THIS PROJECT WILL ADDRESS How can we gain a better understanding of what soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is doing in a soybean field without collecting more time- and cost-intensive soil samples? How can we use technology to better detect infestation levels of SCN and help guide management decisions? Project Information SCN has earned the title of #1 soybean pathogen not just because of the economic loss it inflicts, [...]

By |December 15, 2022|
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