Julie Van Meter - State Plant Regulatory Official–Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Program Manager/State Entomologist
Animal and Plant Health Protection
Nebraska State Department of Agriculture
(402) 471-6847
Julie.vanmeter@nebraska.gov

NDA Regulatory, Inspection Efforts to Track Japanese Beetle April 14, 2017

Each year, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture surveys for Japanese beetle, a highly destructive insect of trees and shrubs as well as corn and soybeans. Learn more about why Nebraska falls into a Category 2 classification for being a partially infested state and what that means for plant inspections and sales.

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Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn
Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn

Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn Confirmed in Nebraska, Other Corn Belt States August 26, 2016

Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, has now been confirmed in multiple Corn Belt states. First identified in Nebraska, the bacterial disease has symptoms similar to other corn diseases, such as gray leaf spot, but is managed differently.

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