National Corn Growers Association’s research partner on Tar Spot disease Dr. Nathan Kleczewski has posted a brief educational webinar to help you prepare to identify this emerging - and potentially yield killing - fungus in corn.
Kleczewski, an assistant professor and Extension Field Crop Pathologist at the University of Illinois, offers suggestions such as identification, management and treatment of the pathogen.
National Corn Growers Association, with the support of state corn checkoff dollars and an FFAR grant, is working to begin assessing germplasm for potential sources of resistance, identify and better understand what management practices work and ultimately control this pathogen.
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NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.