Resources Available for Field Crop Diseases
USAgNet - 12/28/2016
Farmers and other agribusiness professionals have another tool to access university research-based information that helps identify and manage field crop diseases. The Crop Protection Network--which is composed of state university and provincial Extension specialists, and public/private professionals--produces collaborative Extension outputs on diseases affecting field crops in the United States and Canada.
"Currently there are 24 publications on corn and soybean diseases available on the CPN website including a series on how to manage corn ear rots that was released in 2016," said University of Wisconsin-Extension Field Pathologist Damon Smith.
The website includes full length publications on important diseases, scouting cards to aid in field-based disease diagnosis, one-page factsheets that address hot topics in field crop diseases, and annual corn disease loss estimates for the United States and Canada.
Publications focus on how to identify and manage diseases, as well as including information on other diseases that can confuse diagnosis. These resources are updated frequently to incorporate the latest research-based information on disease management.
Smith adds that the website is mobile friendly to allow publications to be viewed on the go and in the field.
For more information about the program, go to: www.cropprotectionnetwork.org.