As the old adage goes, “All that glitters is not gold.” Likewise, all that glitters is not Goss’ wilt this growing season. “When a disease that has occurred only sporadically in past seasons suddenly becomes a big player, worries and conjecture abound,” says Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois (U of I) plant clinic coordinator....More
Goss' leaf blight and wilt of corn is a damaging disease that is new to Minnesota and has caused problems in fields over the past two years. The weather conditions this summer may favor development of this disease again. It was reported from two fields in southern Minnesota in the past week, and it may start to develop in many fields....More
Goss' wilt is making a widespread appearance across Illinois, says Suzanne Bissonnette, director of the University of Illinois Plant Clinic. Tests have now identified Goss' wilt in Sangamon, Knox, Livingston, Bureau, Edgar, Shelby, Woodford and Piatt counties.
"In the past two weeks, we've received numerous field corn leaf samples as growers and agriculturalists are noticing the dramatic symptoms in fields across the central and northern parts of the state," she says....More
Reports of late planting, flooding and saturated soils are inundating news sources right now, and corn growers need to take them seriously. All of these conditions will likely have an effect on which pests and diseases show up in your cornfields. Extension specialists advise keeping a close eye on crops as they emerge....More
Macon LaFoe knows it’s not if his soybeans and corn will face big pressure from cercospora,but the proverbial when. However, fungicide treatments can KO the disease and could also produce higher yields.
Cercospora is nasty fungus that comes in several variations, which can prevent beans from maturing properly and cause gray leaf spot in corn. Left uncontrolled, the disease can ruin leaves, thwart ears, lead to lodging of weak stalks on corn and decrease soybean yields 25% or more....More