How do you control corn diseases?
Integrated corn disease management involves the selection of hybrids with genetic resistance to diseases, application of seed fungicides, the adoption of sound crop management practices, and the occasional application of foliar fungicides when warranted by disease risk.
What is a fungal disease that attacks corn?
Corn smut, plant disease caused by the fungus Ustilago maydis, which attacks corn (maize) and teosinte plants. The disease reduces corn yields and can cause economic losses, though in Mexico the immature galls of infected ears of corn are eaten as a delicacy known as huitlacoche.
What are the major disease of maize?
Chlorosis, white stripes, stunting with downy fungal growth on both leaf surfaces are the characteristic symptoms.
How is maize treated?
As a standard, maize seed is treated with a fungicide (i.e. Captan® or Celest®) and frequently also with an insecticide (i.e. Cruiser®, Gaucho® or Poncho®), or with both, before planting, to protect emerging seedlings from soilborne fungal diseases and insect pests.
What is generic name of maize?
Zea mays (maize)