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.
Diseases identified in corn, soybean, and wheat crop samples submitted to the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the past three weeks are listed. Reports are grouped here by crop and reporting district.
Correct identification of insects and other pests and diagnoses of diseases starts by submitting quality samples. This outlines how best to submit plant samples to the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.
New to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic is Kyle Broderick, who became coordinator after working as an extension technologist in a University of Nebraska soybean pathology lab for six years. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.
Anthracnose in corn and soybeans was among the diseases diagnosed by the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the last two weeks. See their report for soybean, corn, hops, and alfalfa. Clinic services will be reduced Oct. 12-19.