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Statewide survey of tar spot (Phyllachora maydis) distribution and intensity in Indiana 

April 29, 2022

By Kaitlin Waibel In 2018, tar spot was the third highest yield reducing disease of corn despite only being confirmed in only six states, but…

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Managing corn tar spot in northern Indiana.

April 27, 2020

Tar spot is a foliar disease of corn that has emerged as a dire economic threat to the United States Corn Belt. Tar spot is caused…

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Phyllachora maydis, population structure and basis of emergence and spread in U.S. Corn production

April 20, 2020

Phyllachora maydis, a fungal obligate pathogen is the causal agent of tar spot of corn. Tar spot of corn; a foliar disease reduces corn stover,…

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Tar spot of corn – draft genome resource

April 16, 2020

Tar spot of corn is caused by Phyllachora maydis. This disease has recently led to significant yield loss in the U.S. and in Indiana. Our lab…

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