Understanding When Diseases Occur Corn diseases, such as, Gray Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight, will began to appear late in the season. Diseases will occur when a pathogen comes in to contact with the right host crop under favorable environment conditions. The pathogen, host, and environment conditions make up the disease triangle; all […]
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With the weather we have been experiencing, it is not uncommon for seedling disease to make an appearance. When corn and soybean seed remains under ground with cool, wet conditions, seedling blights from various fungi can invade. There are three seedling diseases we should look out for this year: pythium, fusarium and rhizoctonia. Some fields […]
Septoria Brown Spot is very common in Central Ohio and can be found on the bottom canopy of soybean plants. This can happen especially when tillage has caused soil to splash up to the lower leaves causing the infection to begin. With the weather we have been experiencing and the current saturated soil conditions, post […]
Most disease developments like Frogeye favor warm and humid conditions along with frequent rainfalls. The weather we have been experiencing lately fits this description perfectly. There is no doubt this will encourage early onset of disease this year. Not to mention, most crops are further ahead in GDUs than last year.
As we continue to strive for higher yields, uniform and simultaneous emergence is one of the first things that have to happen to insure that yield potential.