The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has issued the results of a two-year project benchmarking common and newly-emerging diseases of corn and soybean crops in Northern New York.
Cornell University Plant Pathologist Gary C. Bergstrom led the research team that included Cornell Cooperative Extension field crop specialists Michael Hunter and Kitty O’Neil and 26 cooperating farmers scouting for diseases in NNY corn and soybean fields in 2013 and 2014.
The NNYADP Corn and Soybean Diseases Diagnosis and Assessment project found one disease of corn not seen in the region in more than 30 years: head smut, and one soybean disease new to New York state: northern stem canker.
Click here for the full press release on this project and its results.
NNYADP Corn and Soybean Diseases Diagnosis and Assessment project is posted here.