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Stalk and Ear Rots: The Importance of Identifying Them Now to Help with Harvest Decisions.

September 21, 2023

Darcy Telenko and Dan Quinn. It is now time to evaluate fields for any stalk or ear rot symptoms. This will aid in making assessments


Red Crown Rot of Soybean: What to do if you suspect it is in your field.

August 23, 2023

Red crown rot of soybean has become a new concern this season in Indiana after a few localized occurrences have been found this year. This


Tar Spot and Southern Corn Rust Update in Indiana

August 23, 2023

Southern corn rust has been confirmed in two counties (Knox and Daviess) this week both at low levels in Indiana (Figure 1). While tar spot


Tar spot update in Indiana

August 3, 2023

We continue to confirm counties with active tar spot. Eighteen counties have been confirmed as of Aug 3, 2023. These counties all had a previous


Indiana Disease Update in Corn

July 26, 2023

Corn Tar Spot – We continue to confirm counties with active tar spot. Twelve counties have been confirmed as of July 26, 2023. These counties


Field Crop Disease Update in Indiana-July 13

July 13, 2023

Darcy Telenko, Extension Field Crop Pathologist It is important to continue to scout for diseases in both corn and soybeans. Recent rains have created favorable


Time to Scout for Diseases in Field Crops: What to Look for in Corn

June 27, 2023

We have NOT found active tar spot in Indiana yet. Corn growth stages are quite variable across Indiana but a number of areas with early


The summary of the 2022 Applied Research in Field Crop Pathology publication is now available!

February 13, 2023

Applied Research in Field Crop Pathology for Indiana – 2022 

Description: Typical white mold signs include fluffy white mycelium growth on stem and petioles with sclerotia developing as the fungus matures.

Update – Management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in soybean using the biofungicides Coniothyrium minitans and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens

May 5, 2022

Two biofungicides, Coniothyrium minitans and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, are currently available and labeled to limit or suppress S. sclerotiorum in soybean. These biofungicides can be applied


Statewide survey of Quinone Outside Inhibitor (QoI) fungicide resistant populations of frogeye leaf spot (Cercopsora sojina) in Indiana 

April 29, 2022

By Kaitlin Waibel Quinone outside Inhibitor (QoI) fungicides are effective against a wide range of pathogens on many crop species including C. Sojina in soybeans.


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