Minnesota Corn: What to Know About Tar Spot – Podcast Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist with the Department of Plant Pathology, […]

Midwest – Extreme Weather Gives Pests A Big Opening – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Weather extremes are a major threat to U.S. row crops, as 2019 demonstrated vividly. But some insects and diseases actually thrive in the chaos of flooding, drought, hail and heavy […]

Ohio Corn: Tar Spot – What You Need to Know Oct 17, 2019

🕔Oct 17, 2019Tar Spot, a new disease of corn caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, was reported for the first time in Ohio at the end of the 2018 growing season. At that […]

Minnesota Corn: Tar Spot Continues to Spread at Low Levels Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019As reported last week in Minnesota Crop News, tar spot of corn was found and confirmed for the first time in Minnesota in late September in southern Fillmore County. This […]

Iowa Corn: How Far Has Tar Spot Spread in 2019? Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019Tar spot is the latest new disease of corn to be observed in the U.S. The disease was first observed in Indiana in 2015. In 2016, it was found in […]

Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The 2019 growing season has been a struggle for southwest Michigan corn producers. While the region has less prevented planting acres than most of Michigan, we have 42,900 acres of […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot – What Can We Expect for 2020? Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 20192019 was certainly a year we are all looking forward to wrapping up, and many are starting to do just that throughout the state.  Our lab started harvesting both beans […]

Indiana Corn: Scout Now for Tar Spot to Determine Future Risk Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019Tar spot of corn has been a concern this season after the localized epidemics we experienced last year in Indiana. At this point in the field season, there are a […]

Minnesota Corn: Tar Spot Found for 1st Time in State Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019Tar spot of corn was found for the first time in Minnesota in late September. Based on reports from Iowa and Wisconsin, we suspected the disease could move into Minnesota. […]

Michigan Corn: Fields Changing Colors? Check for Tar Spot. Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019Much of southwest Michigan saw a return to adequate soil moisture with thunderstorm-driven rainfall over the last two weeks, but along with the more favorable moisture conditions, we have also […]

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