Don’t Leave Mycorrhizae Stranded in Your Prevented Planting Acres

By:  Stephanie Karhoff

What are mycorrhizae?
Mycorrhizae are beneficial fungi that colonize plant roots. They aid plants in scavenging for soil nutrients, by extending the root system via structures called hyphae. In return, plants provide sugars produced during photosynthesis to the mycorrhizae. Continue reading

No pigweed left behind – late-season scouting for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp

By:  Mark Loux, Ohio State University

If you don’t already have to deal with waterhemp or Palmer amaranth, you don’t want it.  Ask anyone who does.  Neither one of these weeds is easy to manage, and both can cause substantial increases in the cost of herbicide programs, which have to be constantly changed to account for the multiple resistance that will develop over time (not “can”, “will”).

Palmer amaranth in a Tennessee field. Source: Lisa Behnken

Palmer amaranth in a Tennessee field. Source: Lisa Behnken

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Western Bean Cutworm Monitoring Update for Williams County

By:  Stephanie Karhoff

This week’s trap report for Williams County included Western Bean Cutworm (WBC) adults captured from July 22 to July 28. This is the fifth week of monitoring. There were 0 moths per trap the first two weeks; 1.66 moths per trap the third week; 14 moths per trap the fourth week; and 64 moths per trap this week.

WBC Bar Graph

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