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Fight Foliar Diseases
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 23, 2014 07:01 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Regular rains this spring and summer have set up many Corn Belt farmers for a bumper crop this year, but corn plants aren't the only beneficiaries of the weather. Moisture-loving foliar diseases like northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot are also thriving in many Midwestern states.

"I think this is going to be an interesting year for corn foliar diseases," University of Missouri plant pathologist Laura Sweets told farmers at a pest management field day in Columbia, Mo., last week.

Northern corn leaf blight is more common in the northern Corn Belt states like ...

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