Southwest Michigan: Corn Struggling to Mature Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
The 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, 2019
2019 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, 2019
Tar 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, 2019
Tar 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, 2019
Much 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 […]

Minnesota Corn, Soybean: Late Season Disease Notes Sep 11, 2019

🕔Sep 11, 2019
Although it is getting late in this growing season, it is worthwhile to take note of corn and soybean diseases that have developed in fields in Minnesota and the region. […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Seems Likely Sep 3, 2019

🕔Sep 3, 2019
The cooler temperatures and rains that have moved through the Northern part of Illinois the past 10-14 days have been favorable for the development of tar spot on corn.  Although […]

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Watch for Diseases in Late Crops Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
Late-planted corn and soybeans could be vulnerable to higher-than-normal levels of crop diseases this year, experts from The Ohio State University warn. When sown one to two months later than […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Monitoring Fields Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019
Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Scouting Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

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