Sarah Schlund - Extension Educator

Sarah Schlund

Geographic Responsibilities: Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall counties
Education:
BS Biology, Eastern Illinois University, 2013
MS Agronomy (cmphasis in plant pathology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
(Research focus on Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn)
Focus Areas: Crop Production & Water Management, particularly pest identification, plant pathology, and weed science
Staff Spotlight: Sarah Schlund

Bacterial leaf streak in corn
Figure 1. Bacterial leaf streak symptoms on corn are interveinal streaks that may appear tan, brown, or especially yellow when backlit by the sun.

Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn August 25, 2017

Bacterial leaf streak was just confirmed in Nebraska in 2016, the first incidence in the US, but has now spread to 56 counties and is found in eight other states.Learn about factors contributing to its development and "host" plants, as well as management options.

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Wilted, stunted phytophthora
Figure 1. Wilted and stunted soybean plant due to phytophthora in an otherwise healthy field. (Photo taken in Hall County by Sarah Schlund)

Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot Developing in Soybeans July 27, 2017

As conditions heated up the last two weeks, the fungus causing phytophthora root and stem rot became active in irrigated fields and those fields that received significant rain over the past couple weeks. Growers are encouraged to scout for this disease and, if found, manage through seed selection and treatment for the next crop.

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