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Field Crop Disease Resources for Indiana

By Darcy Telenko | June 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Field Crop Disease Resources for Indiana

It is important to monitoring for diseases to make an informed decision if a fungicide is necessary. As a reminder for disease to occur three things need to be present; 1. Virulent Pathogen, 2. Susceptible Host, and 3. Favorable Environment….

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Keeping an Eye on Foliar Diseases of Wheat and Fusarium Head Blight Risk

By Darcy Telenko | May 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Keeping an Eye on Foliar Diseases of Wheat and Fusarium Head Blight Risk

Wheat in Indiana is starting to head out in southern Indiana and flowering will probably start this weekend. ┬áDuring flowering (anthesis) warm, wet weather with high relative humidity will favor the development of Fusarium head blight (scab). Due to the…

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Management Considerations for Tar Spot in Indiana

By Darcy Telenko | January 26, 2022 | Comments Off on Management Considerations for Tar Spot in Indiana

In Indiana, tar spot has been an annual concern since 2018 when growers experienced 20-60 bu/A loss. This past season favorable weather conditions led to another severe epidemic where there are reports of fields experiencing 50% reduction in yields across…

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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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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.

2022 Tar Spot Distribution Map - Indiana

2022 Southern Rust Distribution Map - Indiana