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Will Spring Tillage Reduce Disease In My Corn Field

March 29, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing if spring tillage will help reduce disease in your corn fields.

Will spring tillage help me reduce disease in my corn field?

  • I have disease pressure in my continuous corn field. Will tilling under the residue prevent disease from spreading to nearby fields?


  • The soil in my field with conservation tillage stays cool in the spring. Will that increase corn seedling diseases?


  • Compared to neighboring conventionally tilled fields, I’ve seen an increase in foliar corn disease in my no-till fields. What management options do I have?


  • I used primary tillage last fall to size and bury residue in a field with heavy Anthracnose pressure. Will that get rid of disease inoculum fast enough?


  • My corn field has a history of crown rot. Is that a disease I can reduce with tillage?


  • I have compaction and drainage issues in my field, so I always prepare for planting with spring tillage to dry things out. Should I change this practice?

Read more to learn the answers to these questions.

Will Spring tillage reduce disease in my corn field