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Sudden Death Syndrome in Delaware and Maryland

Over the past three weeks there have been increasing reports of soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) in full season soybeans. SDS is one of the top ten most important diseases affecting soybeans, but is still a minor player in the mid-Atlantic.  Yield loss…


Nematode Assay Service open through November 13

The UD Nematode Assay Service will be open through November 13th, 2015.  After this time the assay service will be closed until the new year.  Below is the link to the service.  Please pay particular attention to sample submission guidelines. http://extension.udel.edu/ag/plant-diseases/nematology/  


The Mystery of Green Stem Disorder in Soybeans

Green stem disorder has been observed in many fields throughout Delaware and Maryland this season.  This disorder is characterized by plants that remain green in parts of a field, thereby preventing a timely harvest.  Sometimes green stem occurs in single plants, other times…


Stop sale on Nimitz nematicide lifted

The stop sale that was briefly placed on Nimitz® nematicide due to potential label issues is over. The new label has removed tomatoes from the list of labeled crops for the short term. The link to the new label can be found here:…


Soybean losses from diseases

For several years we have been collecting data on soybean yield losses attributable to diseases and nematodes.  These data can be accessed online through the University of Illinois: click here In 2014 Soybean Cyst Nematode again was the most damaging issue, followed by…


UD Nematode Assay Service 2015

The University of Delaware realizes the importance of a local nematode assay service to our growers. However, changes in staff and resources have required us to change when and how this service is offered. To maximize resources, predictive soil nematode assays will only…


Nematode Management and Nimitz Training Offered

Location: University of Delaware, Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Date: April 20th, 2015 Registration: Please call Karen Adams at (302) 856-2585 ext. 540 to register Vydate will be in short…


Nimitz nematicide recieves approval from EPA

The following is a press release pertaining to Nimitz, a new nematicide that recently was granted approval by the EPA.  I believe that this product will be a great tool in our vegetable crops in the future. Raleigh, North Carolina (January 5, 2015)–ADAMA,…


Nematode Assay Changes Effective as of September 1 2014

The University of Delaware understands the importance of assaying soil samples for the presence of numerous plant-parasitic nematodes. While some nematode problems can be diagnosed in the field, laboratory assay of soil and roots is typically necessary to confirm field observations and is…


The Benefits of SCN Resistant Soybeans

Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is considered the most significant yield-limiting pest of soybeans in the United States.  Often the effects of this organism go unnoticed and growers may not realize how much yield they are losing due to this nematode.  SCN is a…