Tar spot caught many corn growers in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin by surprise during the 2018 growing season. This season, the disease could be back in an even bigger way with a larger geographic footprint, including spreading to neighboring states. With a potential yield loss of up to 60 bushels per acre, growers need to be on the lookout and have a plan in place to manage tar spot at its onset.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and Extension Specialist Damon Smith and FMC Technical Service Manager Nick Hustedde will share their expertise on tar spot. Get your questions answered about what to expect in 2019 from tar spot, how to pinpoint the disease and tips for preparing for tar spot in your fields.
- Analysis of the tar spot complex.
- 2018 University of Wisconsin and FMC trial research.
- The economic impact of tar spot.
- 2019 tar spot and disease projections.
- Scouting tips and key tar spot indicators.
- Tar spot control options.
Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes
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