Tony Adesemoye - Extension Plant Pathologist

Dr. Adesemoye is no longer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When here, his lab focused on soil-borne pathogens and integration of biological control with other plant disease management methods.

New Financial Assistance for Organic Producers

January 6, 2017
Beginning on March 20, certified organic producers may apply through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for federal assistance for certification cost share reimbursement.

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Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn
Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn

Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn Confirmed in Nebraska, Other Corn Belt States

August 26, 2016
Bacterial leaf streak disease of corn, caused by Xanthomonas vasicola pv. vasculorum, has now been confirmed in multiple Corn Belt states. First identified in Nebraska, the bacterial disease has symptoms similar to other corn diseases, such as gray leaf spot, but is managed differently.

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Wheat streak mosaic
Wheat streak mosaic

Control Volunteer Winter Wheat and Other Weeds Now to Increase and Protect 2017 Yields, Income

June 23, 2016

By far, the greatest risk of losses from mite-vectored viruses occurs when there is a summer "green bridge" of volunteer wheat emerging before harvest. This almost always occurs as a result of wheat seed head shatter from hail storms (Figure 1).

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Soybean seedling damage
Soybean seedling damage

Herbicide Injury and Pathogen Infection on Soybean Seedlings

June 17, 2016
In an ongoing survey for soilborne pathogens in soybeans, closer examination of soybean seedling injury in a Keith County field found several causes, including herbicide injury and damping off from Fusarium or Rhizoctonia root rot.

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UNL dry pea research
UNL dry pea research

New Dry Pea Research Studies to be Conducted in 2016

May 20, 2016
Based on the increase in dry pea acreage throughout western Nebraska, UNL conducted a comprehensive disease survey in 2015 to identify the most prevalent and important disease issues in Nebraska production. The primary problem consistently observed across the region was a bacterial blight complex caused by two distinct, but closely related pathogens: Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi (Psp) and Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (Pss).

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