Pest Update: Southern Rust
Fri Aug 9, 2013 07:26 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- That bright orange color coating skin and clothing after walking cornfields isn't a trendy new type of tan. Southern rust has blown in for an unwelcome visit in several parts of the Midwest this week.

Recent rainfall and an overall wetter summer than last year have encouraged the development of some foliar corn diseases, particularly southern corn rust. While typically more frequent in the South, the disease has recently surfaced in Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Nebraska has seen the most reports of southern rust, with 11 eastern and south-central ...

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