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  • Identify Rust Early to Protect Corn Yield

    Every season, rust appears in corn fields throughout the South and, in more recent years, the Midwest. Although rusts don’t survive Midwest winters, pathogens typically travel northward from Southern states each spring and summer. Common rust does not frequently cause significant yield loss, but according to Purdue University, Southern rust has become more significant in Southern states, routinely reducing yields as much as 25 bu/A on susceptible hybrids that do not receive a fungicide application….

This agronomic photo shows young waterhemp.
This agronomic photo shows corn infected by gray leaf spot.
This agronomic image shoes phytophthora root rot.
This agronomic photo shows the weed palmer amaranth.
This agronomic photo shows horseweed (marestail).