NEWS
Fight Foliar Diseases
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Jul 23, 2014 06:57 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Regular rains this spring and summer have set up many Corn Belt farmers for a bumper crop this year, but corn plants aren't the only beneficiaries of the weather. Moisture-loving foliar diseases like northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot are also thriving in many Midwestern states.

"I think this is going to be an interesting year for corn foliar diseases," University of Missouri plant pathologist Laura Sweets told farmers at a pest management field day in Columbia, Mo., last week.

Northern corn leaf blight is more common in the northern Corn Belt states like ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Todd's Take
Passionate About Pollination
Corn Reports Rosy
Weathering the Drought
Corn's Hidden Highways
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Now Ear This
Exporters Report Corn Sales
Corn Index Closes Below $4
Corn Index Could Close Below $4