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Common smut more common than usual
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Gary P. Munkvold, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-19-2001
Abstract
Dark, dusty clouds are lingering behind many combines this fall as smut-infected ears are harvested. During the latter half of the season I received more calls than usual about this disease, and reports of smut have accelerated as some of the previously unnoticed fields were harvested. Common corn smut, caused by the fungus Ustilago zeae or Ustilago maydis, is a well-known disease that usually does not cause economic damage.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Gary P. Munkvold. "Common smut more common than usual" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gary_munkvold/85/