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Stalk and crown rot diseases likely in many fields

09/25/14

Much of the 2014 Nebraska corn crop has experienced repeated and prolonged stress and wounding. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing.

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)

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)


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Afternoon Comments 10/01


Crop futures firmed despite negative factors Wednesday. The surging U.S. grain harvest is building grain and soy supplies. Moreover, equity market tumbled and the U.S. dollar continued its upward march, both of which are seen as bearish demand indicators. Still, the crop markets held up surprisingly well today. That probably reflected suspicions that the markets are deeply oversold. December corn futures edged up 0.5 cent to $3.2125/bushel late Wednesday, while May added 0.75 to $3.4275.
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