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Compendium of Corn Diseases

Handbook / ManualIdentification Key

Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Series

By: Gary P Munkvold(Editor), Donald G White(Editor)

165 pages, 312 colour & b/w photos and b/w illustrations

American Phytopathological Society

Paperback | Jan 2016 | Edition: 4 | #228492 | ISBN-13: 9780890544921
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NHBS Price: £150.00 $197/€171 approx

About this book

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 Compendium of Corn Diseases, 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 Compendium of Corn Diseases 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.


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


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