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KIT: Compendium of Corn, 4th Ed + Farmer's Guide to Corn
  • Compendium of Corn Diseases is a comprehensive resource for crop scientists, diagnosticians, consultants, Extension agents, and others working in the field, greenhouse, and lab to diagnose and treat plant diseases, disorders, and pests.

  • A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases provides streamlined, accessible tools and recommendations to help growers identify and manage the diseases, disorders, and pests affecting their crops.

  • If purchased separately: $164.95.

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    Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition
    Edited by Gary P. Munkvold and Donald G. White

    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. 

    The 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.

    A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases
    Edited by Kiersten Wise, Daren Mueller, Adam Sisson, Damon Smith, Carl Bradley, and Alison Robertson

    One of the keys to achieving maximum economic returns is minimizing disease pressure, and the cornerstone of effective disease management is accurate diagnosis. This is not easy given the broad spectrum of diseases found in the field—and also given that symptoms can look very similar.

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases provides the images, tools, and non-technical guidance to help ag professionals accurately diagnose corn diseases and disorders found in the fields of the United States, Canada, and other countries where corn is grown.

    This no-nonsense, highly accessible book features diagnostic keys and other extensive cross-referencing tools to help users quickly find diseases and minimize identification errors. It features…

    • An easy-to-follow introduction to corn diseases and disorders
    • A non-technical overview on diagnosing corn diseases in a field setting
    • Disease listings organized by part of the corn plant affected
    • Disease distribution maps to help narrow the search for suspect diseases
    • Basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, like hand lenses
    • A glossary defining the various diseases and diagnostic terms used in the book

    A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases also provides general management recommendations, giving growers and crop specialists an excellent primer for discussions with extension or crop specialists in their specific state or province about localized treatments.

    This book is a truly collaborative effort. Thirty-three experts from more than 20 universities, agencies, and companies packed their vast collective corn disease knowledge into this highly accessible book written with the grower in mind.

    Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition,
    and A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases – 2-Book Set

    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


    A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases




    PART ONE: Introduction

    CHAPTER 1: How to Use This Book

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    CHAPTER 2: Understanding Corn Diseases and Disorders

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    Impact of Diseases on Corn
    Infectious Diseases
    What Is Plant Disease?
       The Plant Disease Triangle
       Major Groups of Plant Pathogens
       The Disease Cycle
       Breaking the Disease Cycle
    Noninfectious Disorders
    The Corn Plant
       Stages of Development
       Effects of Stress at Key Developmental Stages
       Scouting for Diseases of Corn

    PART TWO: Corn Diseases and Disorders

    CHAPTER 3: Diagnostic Key

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    Field Conditions
    Weather Conditions
    Disease Timeline and Field Distribution
    Symptoms and Signs
       General Plant Symptoms and Signs
       Symptoms and Signs on Specific Plant Tissues

    CHAPTER 4: Foliar and Aboveground Diseases

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    Anthracnose Leaf Blight
    Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight
    Common Rust
    Common Smut
    Corn Stunt
    Crazy Top
    Diplodia Leaf Streak
    Goss’s Wilt
    Gray Leaf Spot
    Head Smut
    Holcus Leaf Spot
    Maize Bushy Stunt
    Maize Chlorotic Dwarf
    Maize Chlorotic Mottle
    Maize Dwarf Mosaic
    Northern Corn Leaf Blight
    Northern Corn Leaf Spot
    Physoderma Brown Spot and Stalk Rot
    Sorghum Downy Mildew
    Southern Corn Leaf Blight
    Southern Rust
    Stewart’s Disease
    Other Viruses

    CHAPTER 5: Crown and Root Diseases

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    Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
    Pythium Seedling Blight and Root Rot
    Red Root Rot
    Rhizoctonia Crown and Brace Root Rot
    Root-Lesion Nematode
    Sting and Needle Nematodes
    Other Nematodes

    CHAPTER 6: Stalk Rots

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    Anthracnose Stalk Rot
    Bacterial Stalk and Top Rot
    Charcoal Rot
    Diplodia Stalk Rot
    Fusarium Stalk Rot
    Gibberella Crown Rot and Stalk Rot
    Pythium Stalk Rot

    CHAPTER 7: Ear Rots

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    Aspergillus Ear Rot and Aflatoxin
    Cladosporium Ear Rot
    Diplodia Ear Rot
    Fusarium Ear Rot and Fumonisin
    Gibberella Ear Rot and Mycotoxins
    Nigrospora Ear Rot
    Penicillium Ear Rot
    Trichoderma Ear Rot

    CHAPTER 8: Noninfectious Disorders

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    Nutrient and Fertilizer Disorders
    Chemical Injury
    Environmental Conditions and Genetic Disorders
    Insect Injury

    CHAPTER 9: Diseases of Worldwide Importance That Do Not Occur in the United States and Canada

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    Maize Streak
    Late Wilt
    Asian Downy Mildews

    CHAPTER 10: A Closer Look

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    Using a Hand Lens
    Microscopic Images
    Creating a Moist Chamber


    Image Credits


    Publish Date: 2016
    Format: 8.5” × 11” softcover (each)
    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 4 lbs

    Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition,
    and A Farmer's Guide to Corn Diseases – 2-Book Set

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