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Tar Spot and Southern Corn Rust Update in Indiana

By Darcy Telenko | August 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Tar Spot and Southern Corn Rust Update in Indiana

Both tar spot and southern corn rust continue to be documented across Indiana (Figures 1 and 2). I suggest if you have not gotten out and looked for these diseases now is the time. Even if your corn is approaching…

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Update on Disease Risk in Soybean and Corn in Indiana

By Darcy Telenko | July 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Update on Disease Risk in Soybean and Corn in Indiana

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…

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Time to Scout for Diseases in Field Crops: What to Look for in Corn

By Darcy Telenko | July 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Time to Scout for Diseases in Field Crops: What to Look for in Corn

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…

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The 2020 Applied Research in Field Crop Pathology is Now Available

By Darcy Telenko | January 11, 2021 | Comments Off on The 2020 Applied Research in Field Crop Pathology is Now Available

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…

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SCN Samples Indiana

By Darcy Telenko | October 29, 2020 | Comments Off on SCN Samples Indiana

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….

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Welcome to our new Nematologist, Dr. Lei Zhang

By Darcy Telenko | September 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Welcome to our new Nematologist, Dr. Lei Zhang
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Tar Spot
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Grey Leaf Spot
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Frogeye Leaf Spot
Sudden Death Syndrome
Sudden Death Syndrome

About Us

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.

2021 Tar Spot Distribution Map - Indiana

2021 Southern Rust Distribution Map - Indiana