White mold (also called Sclerotinia stem rot) is a significant problem in the North Central production region. This disease, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, varies in incidence and severity from year to year.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2014, the first load of seed corn arrived at the Wadena plant. This marks the start of a busy four weeks for the conditioning crew. Operations will run 24/7 through September.
Soybean aphids are small (1/16 inch or less), soft bodied insects that use piercing-sucking mouthparts to remove plant sap. Both winged and wingless forms can occur in the field.