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Spring alfalfa leaf diseases in 2001
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Xiao-Bing Yang, Iowa State University
  • Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-30-2002
Abstract

The cool temperatures this spring have slowed alfalfa growth and slow alfalfa growth can delay the buildup of foliar diseases. We checked alfalfa fields in Ames this weekend and observed foliar diseases on the bottom leaves of plants in some fields. The levels of these diseases were not high, but they may increase before the first cutting. Cool temperatures and frequent spring rains are favorable for the development of foliar diseases in Iowa.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Xiao-Bing Yang and Gary P. Munkvold. "Spring alfalfa leaf diseases in 2001" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_munkvold/88/