Cercospora leaf spot management topic of next Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

Join the MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 1 as Daniel Bublitz discusses Cercospora leaf spot and its management in sugarbeets.

Cercospora leaf spots on sugarbeet
Cercospora leaf spots on sugarbeet. Photo by Jaime Willbur, MSU.

Cercospora leaf spot, a fungal disease caused by the organism Cercospora beticola, is the most destructive and expensive to control foliar disease of sugarbeets. Michigan State University Extension’s sugarbeet specialist Daniel Bublitz will address Cercospora leaf spot during the Aug. 1, 2019 Field Crops Virtual Breakfast meeting from 7-7:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Bublitz will discuss how to identify Cercospora leaf spot, its lifecycle and economic impact. He will also cover cultural resistance and management with fungicides. This information is intended to help sugarbeet growers more effectively manage the impact of Cercospora leaf spot. Following this discussion, MSU’s agricultural meteorologist Jeff Andresen will present the current weather conditions and the seven- to-10 day forecast.

Participating is easy!

You can join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/552324349. Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 552-324-349.

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Can’t make it Thursday morning? Watch the recording!

For those who cannot join on Thursdays at 7 a.m., the Virtual Breakfast sessions will be recorded for later viewing with closed-captioning on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage. Podcasts are also available on the iTunes and Spotify.

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Scheduled topics and dates

Note that these may change to cover breaking pest and weather situations.

  • July 25 – Insect management with Chris DiFonzo
  • Aug. 1 – Managing sugar beet pests with Daniel Bublitz
  • Aug. 8 – Plant disease update with Martin Chilvers
  • Aug. 15 – Industrial hemp with Kurt Thelen
  • Aug. 22– Corn silage disease and quality management with Manni Singh
  • Aug. 29 – Harvesting weed seeds with Erin Hill
  • Sept. 5 – Calibrating yield monitors with Dennis Pennington

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