Fungus Among Us
Tue Jun 30, 2015 06:30 AM CDT

IVESDALE, Ill. (DTN) -- Illinois farmer Adam Watson is playing the waiting game when it comes to corn disease this year.

Unrelenting rains across most of the Midwest have resulted in very early outbreaks of corn leaf diseases such as northern corn leaf blight, and Watson fully expects to see it surface in his fields soon. Yet current corn prices have placed preventative, farm-wide fungicide applications beyond his economic reach.

"If there was a year that I would expect to see [disease], it would be ...

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