Tracking Tar Spot: Protecting Minnesota's Corn

March 08, 2021

Tar spot, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, may be Minnesota corn farmers’ newest challenge. Where does it come from? How fast will it spread? What helps it develop? These are questions that plant pathologist Dean Malvick is looking to answer in a new project funded by the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center that will begin in early summer 2021... READ MORE