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Weekly Pest Update
Fri Jul 13, 2012 01:37 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Southern rust made an uninvited appearance in southern and northeast Nebraska and central Iowa. Southern rust is most common in the South but can spread into the Midwest by windblown spores. Warm temperatures and high humidity promotes the development and spread of the disease.

Concerns grew this week across most of the Corn Belt as hot and dry conditions continued to welcome spider mites to already-stressed crops. Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio entomologists noted high populations of the pests in soybean fields and ...

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