Worrisome This Early: Tar spot in several Corn Belt states has producers on high alert

Tar spot has now been confirmed in several Corn Belt states, putting farmers on high alert!

Even if it has not been detected where you live, an agronomist with AgriGold says that if it is in neighboring states it is most likely there as well.

Kevin Gale told Brownfield Ag News that the disease’s detection this early in the year is worrisome, and farmers should consider a fungicide application during the VT to R2 time frame.
While recent dry and hot conditions are expected to slow tar spot’s spread, farmers should continue to scout fields for its presence.

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