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Corn tar spot spreads to western Missouri

Photo Credit: Mandy Bish, University of Missouri

Corn tar spot has expanded its footprint to northwest Missouri this season.

University of Missouri Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Mandy Bish tells Brownfield in previous years tar spot had been found in the northeast quarter of the state, but earlier this month it was confirmed further west in Holt County, with another report in Carroll County.   

“It wasn’t necessarily surprising because we knew it has been confirmed in Nebraska.

Corn tar spot spreads to western Missouri