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Early Season Scouting For Wheat Diseases

wheat field at green up
By Andrew Kness, Agriculture Extension Agent University of Maryland Extension, Harford County Spring is a busy time on the farm that demands a lot of different tasks; one of the tasks that can be overlooked is scouting your small grains now for the presence of diseases. For a few select diseases,...

Fall is the time to start managing nematodes

Plant root with galls from root knot nematode
Nematodes are a highly successful and diverse group of roundworms that have adapted to nearly every terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem; in fact, they are the most numerous multicellular animal species on earth. One tablespoon of soil can contain thousands of nematodes of many different species, each...

Ivy Leaf Spot on English Ivy

Ivy leaf spot on English ivy
Photo: Ivy leaf spot on English Ivy (More plant diseases) The symptoms of fungal infection on English ivy include yellow-brown or black spots or blotches on the leaves. The spots may have a yellow ring or dark border around them however usually not as vivid as with bacterial infections. Initial...
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