Michigan Cercospora Nursery 2022
|April29||The cercospora nursery was planted on 4/29.|
We've had some timely rain and the beets are emerging.
|June6||The beets were thinned and are doing well.|
The beets are growing well and maturing. It rained 0.4" on 6/20 and has been warm and sunny since then.
Most of the field is doing well. There is a small section that seems to be in a sand knoll and is a little behind. It's been a little dry lately, and some rain would be helpful.
|July13||The nursery was inoculated.|
|July28||Disease is developing, and we are starting to see some spots on the beets.|
|August12||The Cercospora nursery was rated for the first time this year. Ratings were between 1 and 4.|
|August19||We did the second rating of the nursery this week. The disease had increased. The ratings ranged from 1 to a single plot that head reached a rating of 6 (0-10 scale where 0 = no spots and 10 = complete defoliation). The majority of plots ranged between 3 and 4, with highly resistant materials still rating primarily as 1s. We will send some pictures next week.|
We rated the cercospora nursery. Ratings were between 1 and 7 with most between 3 and 5. The weather seems to be cooling off a little, and we expect the peak of the disease to happen in the next week or so.
We rated the cercospora nursery. Ratings were between 1 and 8 and most ratings were between 5 and 6.
We rated the cercospora nursery. Ratings were between 2 and 8, and most were at 6.
|September15||Ratings for the cercospora nursery were between 2 and 8. Most ratings were around 6. We are starting to see a lot of regrowth, so this will be our last rating.|