Kevin Korus - Former Coordinator Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic

Changes at the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic September 28, 2016

Kevin Korus, coordinator of the University of Nebraska Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic (P&PDC), has resigned effective Oct. 1. Until the position is refilled, some operations for out-of-state clients will be affected.

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PPDC Reporting Districts
PPDC Reporting Districts

Corn and Soybean Diseases Reported by UNL PPDC September 9, 2016

The following diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab July 1 to Sept. 8.

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Crown rot in corn
Crown rot in corn

Stalk Rot Diseases Including Anthracnose Top Dieback Developing in Some Fields September 9, 2016

While most of the Nebraska corn crop looks good, there is early evidence of developing stalk and crown rot diseases, including Anthracnose top dieback. Producers are encouraged to scout their fields for disease and prioritize those fields for harvest where lodging may become an issue.

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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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Southern rust on a corn leaf
Southern rust on a corn leaf

Corn Disease Update: Southern Rust Confirmed in 10 Nebraska Counties July 29, 2016

Southern rust has been confirmed in samples from 10 Nebraska counties — Adams, Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Lancaster, Nuckolls, Pierce, Polk, Thayer, and Valley. All were from fields with a low incidence of disease at the time. Growers should also be scouting for rust as well as gray leaf spot, common rust, and physoderma brown spot.

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Reporting districts
Reporting districts

UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic June 15 Update June 15, 2016

The UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic lists the diseases they've found in the past two weeks in corn, soybean and wheat samples submitted from various districts in Nebraska.

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