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Tar Spot in Corn Causing Concerns for Michigan Farmers

Examples of tar spot in corn.

Tar spot has been an issue for many Michigan corn growers over the past several years.

With recent rain showers across the state over the past several weeks, there are concerns that the fungus may become more prevalent and ultimately rob yield from Michigan’s farmers.

CLICK BELOW to hear C.J. Miller’s interview with Tom Manney, Technical Agronomist with Specialty Hybrids, as Tom discusses several corn hybrids that have a high tolerance to tar spot. Tom also offers suggestions on fungicide applications to combat the fungus.

At Specialty Hybrids, it’s your field, our Specialty. Find your local field sales representative and dealer online at www.specialtyhybrids.com.

Corn leaves showing the varied symptoms of tar spot.
Photo by Sarah Lipps.