3 Ways to Reduce Crop Disease Pressure
Daren Mueller, a professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University, is here with three tips to decrease disease pressure before it starts—and what to do if it shows up.
Here are Daren’s three tips:
- Before planting, gather information from past records about your fields, crops, and soil tests to make informed decisions.
- After planting, pay attention to crop health.
- Make decisions to prevent disease pressure before it happens.
Curious about disease pressure and want to read more? Check out these resources:
- “Plant Disease: Pathogens and Cycles” (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cropwatch)
- “Plant Disease Management” (Maloy, 2005)
- “Crop Scouting Basics for Corn and Soybean” (Crop Protection Network, 2021)