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Posted 27 August 2012. PMN Crop News.

Disease Assessment Computer Training Programs Available From Iowa State University

Source: Iowa State University Press Release.

Ames, Iowa (August 14, 2012)--Disease assessment computer training programs (in color) are available from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University These programs are available for individual crops (barley, corn, grapes, peanut, soybean, turfgrass, wheat, etc.), as well as a more comprehensive program (Severity.Pro) in which users can specify the leaf shape (potato, tomato, turf grass, apple, cucumber, grape, etc.) and lesion type (e.g. anthracnose, downy mildew, leaf spots with and without chlorosis, downy mildew, target spot, etc.) to mimic most foliar pathosystems.


Users can also specify the level of disease severity and lesion size (small, medium, large, random) to produce color images that can be captured and used to produce color standard area diagrams (diagrammatic keys). The latest program “Defoliation.Pro” displays three types of defoliation patterns caused by insects, is also available. For more information and order forms, go to

Forrest W. Nutter, Jr.