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.
- 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
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.