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On Demand: Corn Hybrids and Tar Spot - What You Need To Know

This presentation will describe the biology of Tar Spot, a new disease of Ontario Corn, and what management considerations producers should consider.

Adam Pfeffer has been with Bayer for fifteen years. In his current role his focus is on leading their corn and soybean testing efforts with their Market Development group across Canada. He lives on a grain and oilseed farm just outside of St. Thomas Ontario with his wife Beth and two sons. Adam graduated with a MSc. from the University of Guelph in Agronomy and also holds a CCA Certification.

Dave Harwood's primary responsibilities are the management of Corteva’s seed product lines in Eastern Canada. He has spent his over 38 year career in the seed industry primarily in corn and canola plant breeding roles. In his current role he identifies the latest materials to bring to Eastern Canadian Corn, Soybean and Wheat producers. He has spent significant time screening materials for resistance to plant pathogens of local importance such as Gibberella ear rot in corn and Sclerotinia stem rot in soybeans. Tar spot resistance has become a new focus area. Dave lives and farms with his wife Lisa near Chatham, Ontario.

Albert Tenuta is the Pathologist in Field Crops out of Ridgetown for OMAFRA.

January 10, 2023 at 9:00:00 p.m.

CEU Credits Available:

No CEU credits will be available for this presentation.

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