Michigan Corn: Irrigation and Tar Spot – What Happened Last Year? Will It Happen Again?

🕔May 17, 2019Tar spot, a new fungal pathogen first seen in Michigan in Allegan County in 2016, spread like a wildfire across west Michigan in 2018. The disease, which is prevalent in […]

Southwest Michigan: Slow Green, Variable Weather; Watch for Weeds

🕔Apr 12, 2019Weather The late winter, early spring weather in 2019 has been quite variable. In terms of heat accumulation, which tends to spur on winter annual weeds and wheat growth, the […]

Illinois Corn: Check Hybrids for Tar Spot Ratings, Scout Your Fields

🕔Apr 11, 2019It is that time of year again.  Soon corn will be in the ground, and the 2019 field season will be taking off.  It is no surprise that I spent […]

Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast

🕔Apr 3, 2019University of Illinois Extension Plant Pathologist Nathan Kleczewski recently conducted an interview through the Illinois Extension news service regarding pre-season management and preparation for tar spot in 2019. Some quick […]

Webinar: Tar Spot in Corn, Other Emerging Diseases, March 25

🕔Mar 21, 2019Tar spot of corn is a new disease to the United States. Caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, the disease has the potential to cause significant yield loss. Tar spot […]

Texas: Corn Tar Spot Could Have Ridden in on ‘Bomb Cyclone’

🕔Mar 21, 2019A new disease affecting corn might have blown in on the recent “bomb cyclone,” and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said producers should be aware of what might […]

Tar Spot – FYI: Field Management Required – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019If you dealt with any tar spot infection in your cornfields last year, Jim Donnelly has some advice for you: Get used to it — but don’t panic. Researchers are […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot the Focus of 5 Pest Management Meetings in Feb.

🕔Jan 10, 2019What looks like spatters from an oil leak, sped through west Michigan corn fields like a bullet train and packed a wallop like a 10-pound hammer to corn yields? In […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Is Impacting Yields, Causing Stalk Lodging

🕔Nov 7, 2018Tar spot, a fungal leaf disease of corn, was first reported in the U.S. in 2015 and in southwest Michigan’s Allegan County in 2016. As fields have been opened up […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: How Were Diseases in 2018?

🕔Nov 5, 2018This article is a recap of some of the most common and problematic diseases of soybean and corn in Minnesota in 2018. Looking back at diseases that affected crop growth […]

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