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Corn disease popping up in the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on September 23, 2015

There’s a fungus among us.

The state department of Agriculture says a fungal disease called tar spot has been found in corn planted in Bureau, La Salle and DeKalb counties. Ag. Director Phil Nelson doesn’t think it will impact yields this late in the season by he says farmers should report the fungus to try and prevent spreading.

The disease looks like a tar spot on corn leaves. They make the leaves feel rough or bumpy.

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