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Tar spot’s rapid spread west continues

A crop specialist with BASF says weather can dictate where tar spot develops. Gary Schmitz tells Brownfield the disease is becoming more prevalent in areas of the Western Corn Belt. “Where we have wetter weather, where the leaves will stay wet for more than... Read More.

Imaging technology spots potato disease earlier

Researchers are using drones and imaging technology to detect signs of plant disease. Amanda Gevens studies diseases in potatoes, and by using special imaging technology and a drone, she says they have identified a spectral signature for early blight, helping them take action sooner.... Read More.