Southern rust: first case of the year confirmed


Southern rust: first case of the year confirmed

The first case of Southern Rust for this season in the US has been confirmed and another case is suspected, both further north than normal.

University of Missouri Plant Pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonette says the corn disease was found in Vernon County in West central Missouri on Tuesday.

“I was surprised that it showed up here first because we generally see it in the southern states like Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas before we ever find it here in Missouri.”

Bissonette tells Brownfield weather is likely the cause of its location.

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