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Scouting for Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Jul 22, 2021

Video: Scouting for Northern Corn Leaf Blight


In this video, Pioneer Field Agronomist Adam Owens and Corteva Agriscience Territory Manager Pam Pflugradt discuss what to look for in your fields when scouting for northern corn leaf blight (NCLB). NCLB is found in humid climates wherever corn is grown and is caused by the fungus Exserohilum turcicum. Effective management practices that reduce the impact of NCLB include selecting resistant hybrids, reducing corn residue, timely planting, and applying foliar fungicides. In the video, Pam talks about one tool for combating NCLB - Aproach® Prima fungicide.