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Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition
Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition
This book provides the most current, practical information on the diagnosis and management of corn diseases.

  • Diagnose and treat nearly 90 diseases and disorders
  • Includes 300+ images and management recommendations
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    The Compendium of Corn Diseases is one of our all-time bestselling titles. Old editions of this vital field guide can be found in trucks, farms, extension offices, and diagnostic labs wherever corn is grown.  

    Copies of this important guide have collectively saved growers and their consultants many millions of dollars. How? By helping users quickly identify and treat yield-robbing corn diseases and disorders before they make a significant economic impact. 

    Our newly released, highly anticipated fourth edition of this book, published more than 15 years after the third edition, offers the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive information in existence for diagnosing and managing diseases and disorders of corn.

    The Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition can pay for itself with one use, and it has proven its usefulness as a tried and true resource for crop scouts, agribusiness representatives, extension agents, area crop specialists, researchers, educators, students, and, of course, corn growers.

    It includes more than 300 color images; valuable, peer-reviewed management recommendations and expert diagnostic advice for nearly 90 diseases and disorders of corn found in the field and in storage.

    Coverage includes:

    • Diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and parasitic seed plants, and more (view contents tab for full list of common disease names)
    • Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities
    • Air pollution, extreme weather, and other environmental factors
    • Herbicide injury

    The Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition offers new sections on the use of fungicides for foliar disease management, combating storage molds, and an appendix that helps users match common names of corn diseases with the names of their pathogens.

    For years, earlier editions of this book have been the industry standard for practitioners and the agricultural science community concerned with corn health and disease control.

    For those who currently own the previous edition, this fourth and completely revised edition will prove to be a valuable update. Those new to this important diagnostic and management guide will wonder why they didn’t get it sooner.

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    Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition

    Production and Use of Corn
    Diseases of Corn
    Diagnostic Key to Corn Diseases

    Part I. Infectious Diseases

    Diseases Caused by Bacteria

    Stewart’s Bacterial Wilt
    Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Blight
    Holcus Spot
    Bacterial Leaf Blight
    Bacterial Stalk Rot
    Bacterial Leaf Streak
    Bacterial Stripe and Leaf Spot
    Chocolate Spot

    Diseases Caused by Mollicutes

    Corn Stunt
    Maize Bushy Stunt
    Maize Redness

    Diseases Caused by Fungi and Oomycetes

    Seed Rots and Seedling Blights (Damping-Off)

    Root Rots

    Pythium Root Rot (and Feeder Root Necrosis)
    Rhizoctonia Crown and Brace Root Rot
    Fusarium Root Rot
    Red Root Rot

    Foliar Diseases

    Southern Corn Leaf Blight
    Northern Corn Leaf Blight
    Northern Corn Leaf Spot
    Rostratum Leaf Spot
    Physoderma Brown Spot
    Anthracnose Leaf Blight
    Gray Leaf Spot
    Rhizoctonia Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight
    Diplodia (Stenocarpella) Leaf Streak
    Diseases of Minor Importance or Limited Occurrence
    Management of Foliar Diseases of Corn with Fungicides

    Downy Mildews

    Peronosclerospora spp. and Sclerospora spp.
    Sorghum Downy Mildew
    Java Downy Mildew
    Philippine Downy Mildew
    Sugarcane Downy Mildew
    Rajasthan Downy Mildew
    Spontaneum Downy Mildew
    Leaf Splitting Downy Mildew
    Graminicola Downy Mildew
    Crazy Top
    Brown Stripe Downy Mildew


    Common Smut
    Head Smut
    False Smut


    Common Rust
    Southern Rust
    Tropical Rust
    Identifying Rusts

    Fungal Stalk Rots

    Gibberella Stalk Rot
    Diplodia (Stenocarpella) Stalk Rot
    Anthracnose Stalk Rot
    Charcoal Rot
    Fusarium Stalk Rot
    Pythium Stalk Rot
    Other Fungal Stalk Rot Diseases

    Late Wilt
    Ear and Kernel Rots

    Aspergillus Ear Rot
    Diplodia (Stenocarpella) Ear Rot
    Fusarium Ear Rot or Pink Ear Rot
    Gibberella Ear Rot or Red Ear Rot
    Nigrospora Ear and Cob Rot
    Penicillium Ear Rot and Blue Eye

    Storage Molds
    Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses

    Aflatoxins and Aflatoxicosis
    Deoxynivalenol and Other Trichothecenes
    Diplodiosis and Diplodiatoxin
    Other Mycotoxins

    Diseases Caused by Viruses

    Maize Dwarf Mosaic
    Maize Chlorotic Dwarf
    Maize Chlorotic Mottle and Maize Lethal Necrosis
    Maize Mosaic
    Maize Rayado Fino
    Maize Streak
    Maize Stripe
    High Plains Disease
    Maize Rough Dwarf and Other Fijivirus Diseases
    Wheat Streak Mosaic

    Diseases Caused by Nematodes

    Root Lesion Nematodes
    Sting Nematodes
    Needle Nematode
    Stubby-Root Nematodes
    Lance Nematodes
    Root-Knot Nematodes

    Other Nematodes

    Awl Nematode
    Cyst Nematodes
    Dagger Nematodes
    Ring Nematodes
    Spiral Nematodes
    Stunt Nematodes

    Disease Caused by a Parasitic Seed Plant


    Part II. Noninfectious or Abiotic Disorders

    Nutrient Toxicities
    Nutrient Deficiencies
    Symptoms Associated with Herbicide Injury
    Environmental Factors
    Air Pollutants
    Other Abnormalities


    Publish Date: 2016
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover
    ISBN: 978-0-89054-492-1
    Pages: 165
    Images: 312 images
    Publication Weight: 2 lbs

    Edited by Gary P. Munkvold and Donald G. White

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