National Corn Growers Association’s research partner on Tar Spot disease Dr. Nathan Kleczewski has posted a brief educational webinar to help you prepare to identify this emerging - and potentially yield killing - fungus in corn.
Kleczewski, an assistant professor and Extension Field Crop Pathologist at the University of Illinois, offers suggestions such as identification, management and treatment of the pathogen.
National Corn Growers Association, with the support of state corn checkoff dollars and an FFAR grant, is working to begin assessing germplasm for potential sources of resistance, identify and better understand what management practices work and ultimately control this pathogen.
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