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08
Sep
2017
Peanut producers: Be on the lookout for Sclerotinia blight
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension plant pathologist Sclerotinia blight of peanut is a cool season fungal disease that was first reported in 2014 in Arkansas.  Earlier this week it was reported in two NEW commercial peanut fields in Lawrence and Randolph counties.  This is a challenging disease to manage because host resistance is moderate at best, […]

22
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean disease update: Target spot and frogeye leaf spot
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist The spectrum of foliar diseases changes each year as environmental conditions change, which has a significant impact on disease development.  The weather pattern in early August was favorable for target spot (TS) and there have been several reports of TS in central and northcentral Arkansas.  Overall, conditions and variety […]

03
Jul
2017
Southern Rust Progressing Moderately Across Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust was first detected in the 2017 cropping season on June 14 in Lincoln County.  Since then it has been detected in ten other counties: Desha, Drew, Lonoke, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Phillips, Prairie, Pulaski, and Woodruff (Fig. 1).  Due to cooler than normal temperatures in June southern rust […]

13
Jun
2017
Imposter of target spot popping up in some soybean fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist During the end of the 2016 cropping season target spot was seen in several soybean fields in the Mississippi River Delta including several counties in Arkansas.  Because of the widespread concern for target spot, consultants and growers are on the lookout for anything that looks like target spot.  Though […]

07
Jun
2017
Scouting Tips for Southern Rust in Corn
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern rust has NOT be found in Arkansas, but given the recent storm activity and warmer weather it is only a matter of time before someone finds it somewhere in the state or at least the mid-South.  Reports of southern rust activity will be posted here or on the […]

06
Feb
2017
Fungicide resistance: an ongoing concern
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

  By Yeshi Wamishe and Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologists   During the 2011 cropping season strobilurin-resistant isolates of Rhizoctonia solon, the causal agent of sheath blight, were confirmed in a few rice fields in Louisiana. This is the same pathogen that causes aerial blight of soybean. This was an “alert” call for Arkansas rice and soybean […]

02
Nov
2016
Target spot of soybean: What do we know?
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Historically, target spot (TS) of soybean has been a minor disease in Arkansas and the Mid-South.  This disease would develop in the lower canopy with one to a few lesions per leaf with little or no further development.  Since 2014, this disease has been observed more frequently and during […]

25
Aug
2016
Target spot of cotton: Considerations for using a fungicide
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist There have been widespread reports of target spot (TS) on cotton across multiple cotton cultivars along the MS delta region in Arkansas.  Target spots causes the lower leaves in the canopy to defoliate and the percentage of defoliation in some field range from 10 to 75%.  Although there were […]

29
Jul
2016
Soybean disease update and management: Frogeye leaf spot
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Frogeye leaf spot (FLS) is one of the most common foliar diseases of soybean in Arkansas.  As with all foliar disease, some degree of leaf wetness and favorable temperatures are needed for disease development.  As expected, such conditions do not occur statewide and each year, FLS is more active […]

26
Jul
2016
Southern blight activity on the increase in some peanut fields
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Southern blight or southern stem rot is the most common peanut disease in Arkansas. This disease occurs during the hot summer months, hence the name southern blight.  Fungal growth and symptomatic plants (i.e. flagging or wilting; Fig. 1) can be observed in fields especially after canopy closure, which creates the […]