Southern corn rust was confirmed today in Clinch and Grady counties. This is about two weeks later than it normally shows up in Georgia. These are the first finds in Georgia. Southern corn rust was recently found in Calhoun County, Florida also.
There has not been any southern corn rust found in the sentinel plot in Bulloch County at Wade Hodges Farm, but samples will continue to be taken weekly. Be prepared to protect your corn as we move forward and I will keep you updated with anymore finds.