Kristine White, CEO of Spornado, discusses how her company is providing predictive fungal disease insights with its Spornado Sampler, an in-field device that captures airborne fungal spores above the crop canopy.
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.
The majority of fields visited in southern Nebraska this week had only trace levels of Fusarium head blight, but moderate to high levels of FHB were observed in susceptible varieties in a state variety trial in Red Willow County.
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.