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Cooperative Extension Service and Vocational Agriculture Service
University of Illinois

This publication features 14 full-colored photos of common disease of corn to help you determine the cause of damage.

The reverse side provides information on each disease. The descriptions include where and when the corn is susceptible to damage and the type of damage caused.


  • Aceria tulipae
  • Anthracnose
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Boil smut
  • Charcoal stalk rot
  • Colletotrichum graminicola
  • Common smut
  • Corn diseases
  • Diplodia maydis
  • Ear rot
  • Fungi
  • Fusarium kernal
  • Fusarium moniliforme
  • Galls
  • Gibberella zeae
  • Kernel red streak
  • Macrophomina phaseolina
  • Mold
  • Mycotoxins
  • Nematode
  • Nigrospora oryzae
  • Pycnidia
  • Pythium
  • Red ear rot
  • Seedling blight
  • Storage mold
  • Trichoderma viride
  • Ustilago maydis
  • Wheat curl mite


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