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The 2020 Applied Research in Field Crop Pathology is Now Available

By Darcy Telenko | January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Field Crop Update for Indiana – August 13, 2020

By Darcy Telenko | August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Soybeans We are starting to see a few diseases in soybean across Indiana. Foliar symptoms of sudden death syndrome and brown stem rot are also making an appearance, make sure you cut open the stem to verify. As a reminder,…

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Foliar Disease Update in Indiana Corn and Soybean

By Darcy Telenko | August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is important to continue to scout for diseases in both corn and soybeans. Recent rain events have increased favorable environmental conditions for the development of foliar diseases in both crops. In our scouting rounds this week we are starting…

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Update on Indiana Foliar Disease Risk in Soybean and Corn

By Darcy Telenko | July 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 has begun to tassel and soybeans have begun to flower. We are starting to see…

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Tar Spot
Tar Spot
Grey Leaf Spot
Grey Leaf Spot
Frogeye Leaf Spot
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.

2020 Tar Spot Distribution Map - Indiana

2020 Southern Rust Distribution Map - Indiana