Top Crop Manager

Virtual Event
Top Crop Summit 2021 – Day 1
February 16, 2021 at 12:00pm ET

Staying ahead of tar spot

Speaker: Albert Tenuta, field crop extension plant pathologist, University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus

In this video, Albert Tenuta shares an update on the risks and best management practices for tar spot in corn crops.

Albert Tenuta, field crop plant pathologist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Albert Tenuta graduated from the University of Toronto in Plant Pathology and since 1991 has been the Field Crop Extension Plant Pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) based at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada.  Albert’s responsibilities with OMAFRA include applied research and development of leading-edge packaged information and resource materials for educating and training producers, agri-business, students, extension personnel, and other specialists on field-crop diseases and nematodes. He is actively involved in many large North American regional disease management research projects and extension initiatives such as the Crop Protection Network and the SCN Coalition.

Albert’s contribution to extension, communication and applied research has been recognized by the Ontario Agricultural College (University of Guelph) – “T.R Hillard Distinguished Extension Award”; inaugural recipient Canadian Phytopathological Society –“Achievements in Plant Disease Management (Extension) Award”, American Phytopathological Society North Central Division – “Distinguished Service Award” and other individual and collaborative awards.