Michigan Cercospora Nursery 2020

Nursery Trials

Michigan Cercospora Nursery 2020

May23The nurseries planted. We had some delay, first for travel authorization, and then due to weather, but it is all in now.
June11Everything has emerged and looks good. Received about an inch of rain on 6/10.https://bsdf-assbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/6.11.20-cer.jpg
July5Beets were thinned on 6/17. It’s been dry, and we’ve only had about 0.1” rain over the last couple weeks.
July9Inoculated
July10Irrigated
July13, 15Irrigated
July16Rain
July23reinoculated because we received rain about three hours after the first inoculation on 7/9, and we didn’t have much disease coming onhttps://bsdf-assbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Cercospora_730.jpg
July24Irrigated
August10Seeing some spots develop throughout the nursery. It rained 1.9” on 8/2 and 0.25” on 8/4
August18Rated for the first time today – ratings were between 1 and 3 with an average of 2.
August26We rated the Cercospora nursery again yesterday – the ratings were between 1 and 4 and most ratings were a 2 or 3.
September1We rated the nursery. Ratings were between 1 and 5, most were a 3 or 4. See the photo for some differences we saw.https://bsdf-assbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/sept-1-cer.jpg
September10Most ratings were between 3 and 6 with a few 1s, 2s, and 7s
September22Ratings were between 2 and 8. Most ratings stayed the same or went up by one. We were starting to see regrowth on a few plots.
September29This is our last rating for the year. Ratings were between 2 and 8. Some ratings went down due to regrowth, some stayed the same, and some increased by one or two. https://bsdf-assbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/092920Cer-scaled.jpg