Kyle Broderick - Extension Educator and Coordinator of the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Photo 1. Rhizoctonia root rot of soybeans. Lesions near the soil line tend to be sunken and dry.
July 1, 2021
Several diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic from June 15 through June 30, 2021.
Figure 1. Stripe rust in a state variety trial at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead, Sauders County, on June 2.
June 4, 2021
Figure 2. Leaf rust in a research plot at Havelock Farm in Lincoln, Lancaster County, on June 1.
Figure 1. A flooded section of a grower’s wheat field in excellent condition in Deuel County on May 25.
May 27, 2021
Stripe rust and leaf rust confirmed in new counties; Fusarium head blight risk reported as moderate to high in southern Nebraska.
Figure 1: Stripe rust (Photo by Nathan Mueller)
April 29, 2021
Producers are encouraged to report wheat stripe and leaf rust sightings again this year to help Nebraska Extension continue monitoring movement of these crop diseases throughout the state.
April 22, 2021
With operations resuming in full at the Plant & Pest Diagnostic Lab this spring, growers have several options for submitting weed, insect and plant disease samples for testing in Nebraska.
March 17, 2021
Preparing for the annual battle against soybean cyst nematode? Extension experts weigh in on your strategy options and offer tips on how to start winning the war.
Figure 1. Distribution of Soybean Cyst Nematode in Nebraska. It is important to remember that just because a county is not highlighted does not mean the nematode is not present, only that a positive sample has not been submitted to UNL for testing.
March 17, 2021
Soybean cyst nematode wasn't detected in any new counties in 2020, but it caused substantial damage and yield losses, particularly in eastern Nebraska. Find out which counties were the hardest hit in this year's 'Tode Awards.
September 16, 2020
Time spent waiting in a grain cart or truck on the edges of fields while the combine fills may feel like wasted time and lead to frustration. Why not make the most of that time by using it to collect soil samples for soybean cyst nematode (and other) analyses?
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