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Southern Indiana Disease Pressure Could Intensify


Another round of rain in the southern half of Indiana has been welcomed by some whose crops needed a bit more. Others already had too much and didn’t want what turned into some significant rainfall.

Southern Indiana DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Jordan Arndell says in the south crops have been in great shape this season with issues from too much moisture tending to be in the eastern part of the state.

As for disease in soybeans, Arndell says, “there are some areas that had some issues, but far and wide beans are looking really good. In fact I was out looking for soybean diseases the other day and they are out there but they are minimal. So a lot of places we are nearing or at that R3 growth stage, so I’ve started making recommendations to people to go out there and make their Delaro fungicide application.”

He adds, if you’re on the fence about fungicides there are the plant health benefits to consider, and the good chance pressure will intensify.

“We have plenty of heat we got a good amount of moisture it will get more moisture on the way so even though we’re looking pretty good right now as far as how much diseases out there I do expect to see does he start to move in in fact I did send off some samples the get some brotherly spot burned I don’t know but it’s been confirmed here southern Indiana yeah right now I think it is time to be going out there and spraying or if you’re not at or 3 I would be waiting for that R. 3 just court long jetty of fungicide growth stages that it’s going to be able to protect the plant.”

Arndell says as you scout fields and look for insect chewing, don’t be afraid to pull a couple of plants out of the ground so you can analyze all of it.

Disease in corn fields could intensify too with the warm and wet conditions. And there is some disease to be found.

“Big disease everybody always looks for is southern rust,” he told HAT. “I have yet to see southern. Talking to some of my colleagues, no one in the territory that I’m aware of has run into it. however grey leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight and a few other foliar diseases are definitely apparent. We’re seeing them in the lower canopy and seeing them work their way up. They will be making it up to that ear leaf again.”

He recommends a Delaro application sometime between tassel and R1.