Midwest – Extreme Weather Gives Pests A Big Opening – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Weather extremes are a major threat to U.S. row crops, as 2019 demonstrated vividly. But some insects and diseases actually thrive in the chaos of flooding, drought, hail and heavy […]

Tennessee Corn: Southern Rust Popping Up, Likely Not a Concern Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019The majority of corn in Tennessee is past the point of benefiting from a fungicide application (growth stage R5 – dent) even with southern rust now present. Furthermore, the severity […]

Mississippi Corn: Diseases Picking Up, No Major Concerns Yet Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019The disease situation in the MS corn production system has picked up over the past couple of weeks. ost of the diseases observed at present are not problematic and do […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: How Were Diseases in 2018? Nov 5, 2018

🕔Nov 5, 2018This article is a recap of some of the most common and problematic diseases of soybean and corn in Minnesota in 2018. Looking back at diseases that affected crop growth […]

Indiana Corn: Physoderma Brown Spot – Video Aug 10, 2018

🕔Aug 10, 2018Physoderma brown spot is caused by Physoderma maydis, the only class of fungi that produce zoospores, spores that have a tail (flagellum), and swim free in water. P. maydis can […]

Illinois Corn: Physoderma Brown Spot and Node Rot Aug 10, 2018

🕔Aug 10, 2018Those of you who follow me on twitter (@ILplantdoc) likely noticed numerous photos that I posted earlier in the season of Physoderma brown spot and node rot (PBS) on corn.  […]

Iowa Corn: Conditions Ripe for Physoderma Brown Spot, Node Rot, Gray Leaf Spot Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018With most corn in Iowa at the V7-V12 range, it’s important to be aware of potential corn diseases at this particular time. Given the wet growing conditions over the last month, […]

Mississippi Corn: Disease Situation Heating Up Jun 27, 2018

🕔Jun 27, 2018A little longer post than I would like, but things appear to be heating up in the presence of foliar corn diseases in our production system over the past 10 […]

Kentucky Corn: I.D. Your Foliar Disease Before Applying a Fungicide Jun 20, 2018

🕔Jun 20, 2018Farmers are annually concerned about corn disease, and this year will be no exception. Corn is moving through growth stages quickly, and the warm, humid weather in many parts of […]

South Carolina: Pee Dee Corn Needs Rain, New Disease Showing Up Jul 14, 2017

🕔Jul 14, 2017This has been a warm and dry week and our corn is really showing it right now.  Most dryland fields are rolling up like in the photo below.  There is […]

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