New Illinois Corn Disease
Mon Oct 5, 2015 02:16 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- A new bacterial leaf disease more common to Nebraska and other western corn states has been confirmed for the first time in Champaign County -- bacterial stripe.

Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois Plant Diagnostic and IPM Coordinator, told DTN by email that she suspects the disease has been present in prior seasons. "It looks so much like other wilts that it has not [likely] been characterized correctly," she said.

Bacterial stripe foliar symptoms are similar to other endemic bacterial leaf pathogens of corn, ...

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