Pests and Diseases

Recommendations for managing weeds, insects, and disease pests in agronomic crops such as corn, grain, soybean, small grains, and forages. Tips on dealing with bacteria, molds, fungal diseases and rot.

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Black Cutworm trap. by Mark Madden, Penn State Extension
Penn States Black Cutworm Monitoring Network - News News
Penn State Extension will again been using pheromone traps to monitor arriving populations of black cutworm moths. More
A field with and without a soybean burndown herbicide program. Photo: Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State Weed Science
Dicamba Products and Xtend Soybeans - News News
Not all dicamba-containing products are RUPs and not all can be applied in a burndown application prior to planting Xtend soybeans. More
Field with a mixed population of herbicide resistant and susceptible marestail. Photo: Bryan Young, Purdue Weed Science
Managing Weeds for the Future - Articles Articles

Managing Weeds for the Future

Dwight Lingenfelter

Weed management is primarily dictated by herbicide resistance. Mechanisms of resistance and ways to optimize herbicide use and include other management options are discussed. From the 2018 Corn and Soybean Congress. More
A weedy alfalfa field. Photo: Penn State Weed Science
Spring Weed Control in Alfalfa - Articles Articles

Spring Weed Control in Alfalfa

Dwight Lingenfelter

As spring approaches, forage weeds can become a problem. Certain herbicides can be applied but timing is critical. See information below of more details. More
Bin-run seed lacks the quality of certified seed. Photo credit: Alyssa Collins
Bin-run Seed: Associated Risks for Soybean Production - Articles Articles

Bin-run Seed: Associated Risks for Soybean Production

Adriana Murillo-Williams, Alyssa Collins, Ph.D., Paul D. Esker

Before you try to save money by planting farm-saved seed, know the hidden costs! More
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available
New Pesticide Application Record Keeping Manual Available - News News
The new Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual is a 40 page spiral bound booklet with useful tables and information. More
Burcucumber in Corn Field Photo: Penn State Weed Science
Burcucumber Management in Corn and Soybean - Articles Articles
Burcucumber continues to plague some corn and soybean fields in the region. Consider some of the recommendations below to manage this problem weed. More
Dicamba Recordkeeping Forms Photo Credit: Dave Wilson
Recordkeeping for Dicamba Products - Articles Articles
Are you planning on using a Dicamba product this year? Be prepared to get training and keep the required records! More
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual - Articles Articles

Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual

Pesticide Education Program

Downloadable recordkeeping manual with worker protection standard and calibration information from the Pesticide Education Program. More
Photo credit: Creative Commons CC0; Pixabay.com
Questions About Your Pesticide Points? - Articles Articles
Is your pesticide license due to expire on March 31? Not sure how many points you need? Do you need to find upcoming meetings? Here’s a simple way to check! More
Identifying Wheat Stages for Fungicide Application
Identifying Wheat Stages for Fungicide Application - Videos Videos
This video shows how to anticipate the growth stage on wheat for the best timing of fungicide application for leaf diseases and head scab. More
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) on field corn. Photo credit: Jeff Graybill
What’s Overwintering in Your Field? - Articles Articles
Invertebrate pests of field crops that overwinter and may require spring management. More
Dicamba tolerant soybeans on the left. Variety susceptible to Dicamba on right. Photo Credit: Nicole Santangelo
What's New in Weed Control 2018: Crop Technologies - Articles Articles
New Updates to Crop Technologies and their corresponding herbicides including Xtend and Enlist Crops. More
Photo Caption: Nozzles, Nicole Santangelo, PSU
What’s New in Weed Control 2018: Label Updates - Articles Articles
Learn new product labels and label updates for the 2018 season. More
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018
Looking Back at Xtend Soybean and Changes for 2018 - News News
Dicamba use in Xtend soybean will require special applicator training and additional use restrictions for 2018. More
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