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Low crop disease pressure in Iowa


An agronomist says extended dryness has helped limit disease pressure in Iowa.  

Meaghan Anderson with Iowa State University says she’s seen gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and other diseases this growing season, but… “The hot temperatures and lack of rainfall in this area has really allowed those diseases to stay in the lower canopy and stay at extremely low levels, as far as I’ve seen,” she said.

She tells Brownfield corn and soybeans are in a critical development phase, and farmers need to continue scouting.

Low crop disease pressure in Iowa