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Chapter in 2014 Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, pp. 146-149.
The growing conditions during 2013 contributed to several disease problems in corn. Cold and wet conditions early led to development of seedling diseases. The hail-damaged corn in many areas of the state during the season led to ear rot diseases that were exacerbated by cooler conditions and increased grain moisture. Diseases have been a problem throughout the season and could extend beyond harvest into storage of some corn.