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  • Jacob Landis

    September 15, 2021 at 8:10 am

    I haven’t seen it for myself, but I am assuming most people are talking about the Tar Spot Complex, not the traditional Tar Spot stand alone disease. We had the complex move into our area in 2018, but haven’t seen it since. If I remember correctly, it starts as the tar spot virus and then has a bacteria join in and that’s what makes it so destructive so quickly.

    <font face=”inherit”>I’m not sure if that distinction would make a difference in how it is handled, but I thought it would be worth pointing out since the Complex is </font>relatively<font face=”inherit”> new to the midwest compared to the traditional tar spot. </font>