Corn Disease

SDS on soybeans

Seed Selection Can Help Manage Diseases Next Year

October 27, 2021
Reviewing diseases that have caused issues in previous years can help you select more disease-resistant corn hybrids and soybean varieties for the upcoming growing season.

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Tar spot on corn
More severe tar spot pictured in western Iowa in October 2019.

Tar Spot Disease of Corn Confirmed in Several Nebraska Counties

October 21, 2021
Tar spot was confirmed in seven eastern Nebraska counties during recent weeks, and there are likely additional corn fields in other counties where the disease can be found.

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Crown rot in stem

Crown and Stalk Rot Sampling Tips

August 26, 2021
As you continue to scout fields late in the season, it is important to collect the right kind of sample to ensure proper diagnosis.

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Frogeye leaf spot

Corn and Soybean Disease Update: Southern Rust, Frogeye Leaf Spot, and Phytophthora Root and Stem Rot

July 21, 2021
Following identification of southern rust, Phytophthora root and stem rot, and frogeye leaf spot in areas throughout the state, producers are encouraged to scout and be prepared to apply the appropriate fungicide treatments.

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Managing Diseases Starts NOW with Seed Selection

November 19, 2020
Now is the perfect time to think about how you can minimize diseases next growing season. Planting disease-resistant hybrids and varieties may be a more economical way to manage certain diseases, reduce disease severity and reduce dependence on pesticides.

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corn stalks showing stalk rot

Check Stalk Quality of Corn Going into Harvest

September 16, 2020
Poor stalk quality can cause stalk lodging and breakage, leading to harvest difficulties. This could cause yield loss and create issues of volunteer corn for next year's crops due to ears lost from lodged corn.

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map showing southern rust in 45 Nebraska counties

Crop Diseases Spreading and Increasing

August 6, 2020
Southern rust continues to spread across eastern Nebraska. To date, southern rust has been reported in 45 Nebraska counties. Gray Leaf Spot, Bacterial Leaf Streak and Frogeye Leaf Spot are increasing as well.

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aerial pesticide application from a plane

Considerations for Foliar Fungicide Use in Corn

July 17, 2020
Fungicide use in corn has become increasingly popular for many farmers for a number of reasons. But, it becomes a more difficult decision when corn prices are low and some producers are looking for ways to reduce input costs when profit margins are narrow.

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