Berrien County Crop Circles

Finding the Answers to the Unknown

Powdery Mildew

Today I spotted and confirmed powdery mildew in a wheat field in the west part of the county. With wet conditions previously and presently this disease could progress rapidly. Keep in mind that this disease generally is not an issue, but could be if it spreads quickly in optimal conditions…
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BYDV (Barely Yellow Dwarf Virus)

BYDV (Barely Yellow Dwarf Virus) has been prevalent across Berrien County and South Georgia. Our main defense to the pathogen is controlling aphid numbers, which may not exactly solve the issue, but limit chances of infection.  
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Nematode Soil Sample Video

This video is of a typical nematode sample that would be taken from a commercial field to determine population of certain nematode species. Many of us do not realize just how prevalent nematodes are in our soil structure. Although many of the nematodes present in this video are what we…
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County Meetings and Nearby Events

Dear Grower:   Listed below are grower meetings we have planned for this year. We hope you will make plans now to attend. Please RSVP the week before each meeting to the Berrien Co. Extension Office   @ 686-5431.   BERRIEN Jan. 27, 2015                    Tobacco Production Meeting                 12 p.m., Ag…
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