Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic update 6/17/2016

June 17, 2016 1:30 PM
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So far, this growing season has been relatively quiet on the crop disease front, likely due to the mild weather this spring has brought us. In its place we have seen quite a bit of concern with herbicide injury. Where diseases are concerned, here is what we have encountered so far in the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic:

Pythium sp./spp. (Story and Wapello counties)

Rhizoctonia sp./spp. (Clinton and Polk counties)

Fusarium sp./spp. (Polk County)

Anthracnose leaf blight (Fremont County)

Pythium sp./spp. (Lee County)

Fusarium sp./spp. (Polk County)


Ed Zaworski Plant Pathology Diagnostician

Edward R. Zaworski is a plant diagnostician in the Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. He earned his master's degree in plant pathology in 2010, with a focus on field crop diseases.