Purdue Field Crop Pathology
Recent rains and increased humidity across Indiana have increased the risk for foliar diseases to develop in both corn and soybean. Much of the corn throughout the state has begun to tassel and soybeans are flowering. We are starting to…Read More
Yes, we have found active tar spot in Indiana. Early planted corn in Indiana is reaching mid- to late-vegetative stages and some tasseling in the south. Therefore, it is time to start monitoring for diseases to make an informed decision…Read More
A summary of the 2020 applied field crop pathology trials conducted by the Purdue Field Crop Pathology program in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is now available. It can found online on our Extension Field Crop Pathology website…Read More
Thank you all for the over whelming response to the Soybean Cyst Nematode Survey! Effective immediately future samples need to be shipped to SCN Diagnostics at the University of Missouri. Their address and contact information is on the attached form….Read More
Our Field Crop Pathology Team is responsible for developing and executing an Extension programs that educates agribusiness clientele on the importance of effective and economical disease management for agronomic crops. Field crop diseases can significantly impact the health of these commodities, and result in losses in profitability. Additionally, over 20 diseases of corn, soybean, and wheat may affect crops in a single growing season, making disease identification and management a primary concern.
The program is focused on recognizing and understanding new diseases and their potential impact on Indiana agriculture, and quickly and effectively distributing information in the event of a disease threat to Indiana crop production.