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Use these contacts and websites to learn more about tar spot in corn

Tom Bechman 1

December 14, 2015

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For more information on tar spot in corn, please refer to the following contacts and websites:

Kiersten Wise
Purdue Botany and Plant Pathology
Associate Professor
Phone: 765.496.2170
Email: [email protected]

Gail E. Ruhl
Purdue Botany and Plant Pathology
Senior Plant Disease Diagnostician
Email: [email protected]

Corn tar spot resources
• Purdue Pest & Crop newsletter, Issue 24

• USDA ARS Invasive and emerging fungal pathogens; Diagnostic fact sheet: Tar spot

• Purdue news release, Sept. 15, 2015: New corn disease confirmed in Indiana

• Ohio State CORN Newsletter: Tar Spot: a New Corn Disease in the Midwest

About the Author(s)

Tom Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farm

Tom Bechman is an important cog in the Farm Progress machinery. In addition to serving as editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer, Tom is nationally known for his coverage of Midwest agronomy, conservation, no-till farming, farm management, farm safety, high-tech farming and personal property tax relief. His byline appears monthly in many of the 18 state and regional farm magazines published by Farm Progress.

"I consider it my responsibility and opportunity as a farm magazine editor to supply useful information that will help today's farm families survive and thrive," the veteran editor says.

Tom graduated from Whiteland (Ind.) High School, earned his B.S. in animal science and agricultural education from Purdue University in 1975 and an M.S. in dairy nutrition two years later. He first joined the magazine as a field editor in 1981 after four years as a vocational agriculture teacher.

Tom enjoys interacting with farm families, university specialists and industry leaders, gathering and sifting through loads of information available in agriculture today. "Whenever I find a new idea or a new thought that could either improve someone's life or their income, I consider it a personal challenge to discover how to present it in the most useful form, " he says.

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