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What foliar corn diseases are your biggest concerns?

  • March 17, 2020

There are many diseases that can impact Illinois #corn production, and several are caused by pathogens that impact the foliage.  When foliage is damaged by pathogens, carbon and nutrient delivery to developing/filling grain can be reduced, limiting yields.  Examples of foliar diseases include grey leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, southern and common rust, Diplodia leaf streak, bacterial leaf streak, Goss’s wilt, and tar spot.  Which foliar disease is the biggest issue for you?
To participate in a brief poll,…

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General information on plant disease management

  • January 20, 2020

We have posted some new materials (along with cool visual aids) on basics of integrated disease management.  Hopefully this information will be useful to you during this busy meeting season.  Click here to view this post.
Remember you can sign up for updates to the Illinois Field Crop Disease Hub
Dr. Nathan Kleczewski Extension Field Crop Pathologist UIUC…

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Efficacy vs management trials

  • January 19, 2020

With meeting season going full blast, you will be seeing a slew of data pertaining to disease management and the efficacy of various disease management products.  We posted some general tips to keep in mind at the Illinois Field Crop Disease Hub that can be viewed HERE.
Remember that you can sign up for Hub updates (Hubdates?) by entering your email information on the main page.
Nathan Kleczewski- Field Crop Plant Pathologist and Extension Specialist-UIUC…

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2019 Applied Research Results, Field Crop Disease and Insect Management now available

  • January 7, 2020

The 2019 edition of our annual report on applied research in field crop disease and insect management can be downloaded at the following link:
Each year, University of Illinois plant pathologists and entomologists produce a summary of the applied research we have conducted to inform disease and insect management practices in Illinois. This information provides a non-biased, third-party evaluation of control tactics such as pesticides and resistant varieties for use in corn,…

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