Diseases

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Tar Spot of Corn

Tar spot can cause severe yield loss on susceptible hybrids when conditions are favorable for disease. Tar spot appears as small, raised, black spots scattered across the upper and lower leaf surfaces. These spots are ascomatum (fungal fruiting structures). If viewed under the microscope, hundreds of sausage-shaped asci (spore cases)... Read More

Tobacco Ringspot of Soybean

Symptoms caused by Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) include bud blight, shepherd's crooking, stunting, wilting, delayed maturity, bud and leaf proliferation, reduced pod number, and discolored, distorted, and dead leaves. TRSV-infected plants may have discolored pith, petiole distortion and discoloration, leaf vein discoloration, and poor root nodulation. TRSV can be seed trans... Read More

Tobacco Streak of Soybean

Symptoms caused by Tobacco streak virus (TSV) include bud blight, shepherd's crooking, stunting, wilting, delayed maturity, bud and leaf proliferation, reduced pod number, and discolored, distorted, and dead leaves. TSV infection can cause discoloration and dead streaks at nodes, dark spots on pods, and delayed seed development. TSV can be seed transmitted but is also spread b... Read More

Trichoderma Ear Rot of Corn

Trichoderma ear rot of corn appears as dark green mold growing on or between kernels, often covering the entire ear. Kernels may sprout on the cob if disease is severe. It is primarily found on scattered plants under severe stress and is associated with injury to developing ears. Typically, it is not economically damaging. Grain sh... Read More

Wheat Streak Mosaic, High Plains Disease, and Triticum Mosaic of Wheat

Wheat streak mosaic, High plains disease, and Triticum mosaic are part of a virus disease complex found in most wheat growing regions of the U.S. and into Canada. These diseases are caused by Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV), High plains wheat mosaic virus (HPWMoV), and Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV), respectively. Co-infection... Read More

White Mold of Soybean

White mold (also called Sclerotinia stem rot) is a significant problem in the North Central soybean production region and Canada. White mold is often recognized by fluffy, white growth on soybean stems. Initial symptoms generally develop from R3 to R6 as gray to white lesions at the nodes. Lesions rapidly progress above and belo... Read More