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
Earlier this week south-central and central Nebraska were hit by heavy rains leading to flooding. Now farmers are asking: How long will the crop survive in standing water and what does this mean for the rest of the growing season?
Producers, consultants, and agronomists should be alert to the potential for increased disease pressure in fields that experienced flooding in March or more recently. Here are some of the diseases you're most likely to see.
Bacterial leaf streak of corn is increasing as Nebraska. When scouting, growers should take time to differentiate it from gray leaf spot as fungicides will not work on bacterial leaf streak but will help control gray leaf spot.
This free meeting series will focus on production issues and research updates specific to west-central Nebraska. Topics will include soil improvement, cover crops, nutrient management, weed identification, herbicide strategies, and crop marketing.
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.
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.