Sudden death syndrome, charcoal rot, and Anthracnose were among the soybean diseases confirmed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the last two weeks. In corn gray leaf spot, leaf spots, and crown and root rots led the list of confirmed diseases.
Knowing the risk factors for stalk rot can help you evaluate those fields first and prioritize your harvest schedule accordingly. Submitting plant samples and determining which stalk rot is present can help you better prevent or manage it in future years.
Southern rust has been confirmed in corn in three eastern Nebraska counties this week. Corn fields should be scouted soon and frequently in the coming weeks for this and other diseases in case treatment is necessary.