Here is another disease to learn to recognize, but even if confirmed, it’s not a threat to yields.
Corn Watch: Yield was pretty much determined before these ear leaves succumbed to various ailments.
It is a hard lesson, but the die was cast on much of the damage you see now when the furrow was closed five months ago.
No need to panic — tobacco ringspot virus affects too few plants to impact yield.
Eye on Crops: Soybean white mold hit some Minnesota fields hard this growing season.
Corn Source: A relatively new disease in the Midwest, tar spot expands into more counties in Iowa.
Soybean Watch: Here is another disease to watch for late in the season.
USDA has fought plum pox, which impacts stone fruit, for 20 years
It’s not just luck with weather or downy mildew’s absence; Illinois farmers are managing disease better.
Corn Watch: Weigh options for minimizing stalk rot in the future.