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  • Bacterial stalk rot

    Bacterial stalk rot rates skyrocket in corn

    CENTRAL PLAINS: Bacterial stalk rot (BSR) has been showing up in several fields in central Nebraska at a much higher rate than previous years. There is currently no foliar treatment available to control the problem. BSR is caused by bacteria that can live in the soil, surface irrigation waters, or flood irrigation tail zones, and  it typically enters the plant during the vegetative period. It doesn’t show symptoms until tassel emergence or pollination. Initial infections usually…

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