MSU Extension tips on managing tar spot of corn mid-season - DF Seeds

MSU Extension tips on managing tar spot of corn mid-season

By DF Seeds  |  July 25, 2023

As Michigan has been receiving more timely moisture events and the summer starts to turn hot and humid, growers need to be scouting for Tar Spot. There are no reports of the disease in Michigan, as of the writing of this article. However, conditions are right for possible infection. This article from Dr. Martin Chilvers with Michigan State University was published in August 2022. Regardless of this publish date, the content discussing the disease, what to look for, and how to manage it, are all still very applicable. Scouting and managing this disease are critical under current conditions. 

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