Corn Diseases

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Link to PDFLaura E. Sweets
Commercial Agriculture Crops Focus Team
Department of Plant Microbiology and Pathology
Allen Wrather
Delta Research Center
Department of Plant Microbiology and Pathology

Corn diseases cause costly crop losses every year in Missouri through problems with germination and establishment of a stand and through damaging effects on the quality and size of the harvest. With more than 50 color photos, this publication is designed to help in the identification of diseases and to present management strategies. This manual is a part of the Integrated Pest Management series prepared by the MU Plant Protection Programs.


  • Seed rots
  • Seedling diseases
  • Foliage diseases
  • Stalk rots
  • Ear rot
  • Kernel rot
  • Virus diseases
  • Stewart's bacterial wilt
  • Corn nematodes
  • Common smut


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