On September 1, 2018, Extension soybean pathologist Loren Giesler became head of the Department of Plant Pathology at UNL. Responsibility for soybean disease programming will be covered by Tamra Jackson-Ziems until the position can be refilled.
Sudden death syndrome, charcoal rot, and Anthracnose were among the soybean diseases confirmed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the last two weeks. In corn gray leaf spot, leaf spots, and crown and root rots led the list of confirmed diseases.
Diseases identified in corn, soybean, and wheat crop samples submitted to the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in the past three weeks are listed. Reports are grouped here by crop and reporting district.
Correct identification of insects and other pests and diagnoses of diseases starts by submitting quality samples. This outlines how best to submit plant samples to the university's Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic.