Crop Diseases Confirmed by the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic

Crop Diseases Confirmed by the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic June 8, 2018

Due to the North Central American Phytopathogical Society Meeting in Fargo, North Dakota the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (P&PDC) will be operating at partial capacity from Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15.  All samples submitted to the clinic during that time will be put in refrigerated storage to maintain quality until I return.  Thanks in advance for your patience. 

The following diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab from May 15 – June 7.

Map of Nebraska crop reporting districts
Figure 1. Reporting districts (View larger)

Soybean

East District – Rhizoctonia damping off

Southeast District –Rhizoctonia damping off

Southwest District – Rhizoctonia damping off, Pythium damping off

Corn

East District – Fusarium root rot, Pythium damping off

Southeast District – Rhizoctonia damping off

South District –Fusarium root rot, Pythium damping off

Wheat

East District – Wheat streak mosaic virus, Septoria leaf spot

Southeast District – Wheat streak mosaic virus, tan spot, Septoria leaf spot

Northwest District – Wheat streak mosaic virus, Septoria leaf spot, bacterial stripe

Resources

Find more information and photos about each of these diseases in the Crop Disease Management section of CropWatch for Wheat, Soybean, and Corn.

Visit the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic page in CropWatch for

  • information on how to submit crop and pest samples,
  • a sample submission form, and
  • a fee schedule for diagnostic services.