|Southern rust of corn causing foliar dessication. Note the dessication of leaves in the background. This is a high level of leaf damage and will likely affect stalk strength in this part of the field. (Image from Bill Meacham)|
The current forecast suggests that warm nights with dew will continue for a least a few days, so southern rust will likely continue to develop in some fields. Again, this is another reason to watch fields for weakening stalks, and to consider this in scheduling fields for harvest.