Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Oct 5, 2015 02:11 PM CDT

New Illinois Corn Disease: Bacterial Stripe Found

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The whistle has been blown and there's a time out in Illinois corn fields. A new bacterial leaf disease more common to Nebraska and other western corn states has been confirmed for the first time in Champaign County.

While it might be tempting to link the occurrence of bacterial stripe to payback for Saturday's last minute Illinois football win over the University of Nebraska, the University of Illinois Plant Clinic was waiting for official confirmation of the disease before the Huskers rolled into town.

Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois ...

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