Tar spot management in 2023

Tar spot management in 2023

An agronomist says farmers should already be thinking about managing tar spot for the 2023 growing season.

John King with Landus Cooperative says it’s still a relatively new disease.

“It’s not something that’s a smoke and mirrors deal,” he said. “It’s also really hard to plan for or really know when it’s going to come in. It’s a very odd disease. The wetter it is the more you’re going to have of it.”

He tells Brownfield prevention efforts have expanded.