New corn disease confirmed in Indiana

New corn disease confirmed in Indiana

PURDUE University Extension plant pathologists have identified tar spot — a corn disease not previously reported in the U.S. — in plant samples collected from a field in north-central Indiana.

The specific fungal disease found in the state has had a minimal impact on yields in other areas where it is endemic, including Mexico and Central America, and experts say no action is needed to manage it this late in the growing season.

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