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New Agronomy Update podcast: Managing issues after heavy May rains and early-season pests in 2023

Co-hosts Dave Nicolai, Extension educator-crops, and Dr. Seth Naeve, Extension soybean agronomist, give an update on planting progress and talk about agronomic issues from the recent heavy rains and early-season insect issues with Bruce Potter, IPM Extension Specialist based out of the Southwest Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton, MN. Bruce has been monitoring black cutworm and true armyworm flights as well as alfalfa weevil of which he reviews how that may be affecting crops in upcoming weeks. In addition, there is a discussion about later planting dates for corn and soybeans as well as diseases to watch out for in flooded or wet soils include soybean sudden death syndrome, Pythium, and Fusarium.

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Black cutworm damage
Black cutworm feeding on corn. Photo: W.M. Hantsbarger,

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