MIBST School 2024 Dates: Beet End 6/4-6/14/2024 * Sugar End 7/9-7/18/2024 * Ag School 7/22-7/26/2024

Michigan Cercospora Nursery 2021

May11 The cercospora nursery was planted on 4/26
Received a needed 0.33” of rain on 5/28.
June25 Beets are growing well. They are being thinned this week, hopefully finishing thinning next week.
We’ve received about 0.8” of rain since 7/6.
July15 We inoculated the nursery.
Rated on 8/5. Ratings were between 0 and 4 with an average between 2 and 3
August18 We rated the nursery. Ratings were between 1 and 6, and most ratings were between 3 and 4.
We rated the cercospora nursery. Ratings were between 2 and 7, and most were between 4 and 5. The photo shows an example of some of the differences we’re seeing in the field. The rating for each plot is on the photo.
August27 Rated on 8/26 with ratings between 3 and 8.
September2 Last week (8/26) was our last rating due to regrowth.