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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. 

This 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.

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 Munkvold and Donald White

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