Certain crop diseases like wet, cold soils. University of Minnesota Extension Plant Pathologist Dean Malvick points to pythium and fusarium. “We probably have ten, 15 or more species of pythium and fusarium in Minnesota soils that are out there waiting to attack for our crops,” said Malvick. They may be subtle infections, they may be severe infections and they also influenced by different environmental conditions.” It can be difficult to diagnose seedling diseases in the field, but Malvick says it is important to begin scouting and track a field’s history. Learn more in the University of Minnesota Extension Field Crops Podcast.
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