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Pests and Diseases
Open Directory - Science: Agriculture: Field Crops: Cereals: Corn: Pests and Diseases
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Common Smut of Corn
- Photographs of this common disease, the symptoms, causal organism and management.
Common Stalk Borer in Corn
- Information on the life history and appearance of this insect with photographs of the damage it does. Also possible cultural and chemical control measures.
- Photographs of plants infected by various pathogens and pests, with links to articles on integrated crop management.
- Information and photographs of these and other similar pests to help identify the cause of crop damage, and a guide to control. [PDF]
Corn Earworm: Helicoverpa zea
- Photographs and information on the life cycle of this pest, its description, host plants, damage, natural enemies and management using insecticides and biological control.
Corn Rootworm: Integrated Crop Management
- Various articles on these damaging pests with plenty of information on identification and control.
Diseases of Corn or Maize
- Provides the common names of the bacterial, fungal, nematode, viral and other diseases that affect the plant.
Early Season Insects in your Corn Field
- Photographs of larvae and beetles and information to help distinguish between beneficial and harmful creatures.
- Photographs and description of Kabatiella zeae infecting maize leaves.
Insect Injury to Mid-Season Corn
- Information and photographs of pests including the European corn borer, stalk borer, armyworm, corn earworm, fall armyworm, stink bug, grasshopper and western corn rootworm.
Insect Management in Field Corn
- Describes the insect pests most commonly encountered in this crop, with information on inspection, the thresholds for action and control methods.
Insects That Feed on Corn Ears
- Photographs and information on both the major and less common pests that attack corn ears with an identification key.
Integrated Crop Management: Black Cutworm
- Various articles on these pests of corn crops with plenty of information on identification and control.
Integrated Crop Management: European Corn Borer
- Plenty of information on this pest, when to look for damage and possible control measures.
Major Corn Diseases in North Carolina
- A review of pest and diseases affecting this state's crops.
Petikam's Page on Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight of Maize
- Information about this disease and investigations by researcher at Indian Agricultural Institute. Also contains his curriculum vitae.
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