A northeastern Indiana farmer is using his experience with tar spot to prepare for the 2023 growing season.
John Bauman first noticed tar spot on his corn crop in 2018, but the disease didn’t lead to yield losses until 2021.
“We really got devastated by it. We had the correct weather conditions, and it got an early start on us,” he says. “It was probably a solid month or so earlier than years prior and that really took down a lot of yield.