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Common rust vs. Southern rust on corn

09/17/14

Identifying plant diseases is often very difficult and requires practice and experience. Questions always come in about what rust is affecting corn and whether to utilize a fungicide.

Southern rust confirmed in South Dakota

09/12/14

Southern rust was recently found in Brookings County at very low incidence and severity, said Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension plant pathologist.

An overview of corn ear rots

09/08/14

Weather conditions are favorable for several different ear rots of corn in Indiana this year. As harvest begins, it is important to identify fields that may have ear rots to ensure timely harvest and proper storage of moldy grain.

LSU researchers look for biological controls for aflatoxin (08/21/14)

Goss’s wilt confirmed for first time in 2014 in Wisconsin (08/20/14)

Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight of corn (08/18/14)

Southern rust confirmed in southeast Nebraska (07/31/14)

Corn foliar disease update (07/30/14)

Northern corn leaf blight seen across Corn Belt (07/29/14)

Northern leaf blight prevalent in Iowa (07/24/14)


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Afternoon Comments 09/17


Ethanol news likely undercut corn futures Wednesday. The weekly EIA report on the energy sector stated domestic ethanol stocks at an 18-month high, thereby implying diminished corn demand from that sector. That won’t help the grain industry with another massive harvest looming. December corn futures dipped 2.0 cents to $3.4175/bushel in late Wednesday trading, while May sagged 1.75 to $3.625.
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