It can be difficult to tell if a disease will pass on from season to season in your fields. However, there are a few key items that can be looked at that will help predict and prevent another disease breakout.
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In Episode 7 of Corn College TV Season 3, Farm Journal’s Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer looks at how to determine whether or not a disease will continue residing in your fields.
1. 1. Overall environment: Is the weather conducive for this disease to occur?
2. 2. Hybrid susceptibility: Will you plant the same hybrid, or choose another hybrid with different susceptibilities?
3. 3. Tillage program: Tillage vs. no-till will affect residue leftover.
To hear more about disease prediction and prevention from the Farm Journal experts, watch Episode 7 below.