Purdue Field Crop Pathology
Yes, we have found tar spot in Indiana for 2020 Darcy Telenko and John Bonkowski Early planted corn in Indiana is reaching late vegetative stages and tasseling in the south. Therefore, it is time to start monitoring for diseases to…Read More
Rainy, wet conditions will favor many fungal diseases in wheat. Already our southern neighbors have started reporting multiple diseases in wheat. These include – strip rust and Septoria leaf spot. A number of resources are available to help distinguish wheat…Read More
Wheat has greened up and is actively growing across Indiana (except during these last few cold spells). Our southern field plots in Vincennes were at Feekes 10.3-10.4 (1/4 to 1/2 head visible) this week, while in West Lafayette plots are…Read More
Planting has begun to ramp up here in Indiana. I want to remind you of a few resources for monitoring field crop diseases. Some are updated and others are new this spring. In addition, the field crop pathology team will…Read More
A summary of the 2019 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
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.