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Common bunt of wheat
Angular leaf spot/ bacterial blight/boll rot/black arm of cotton
Rice tungro virus
Rice grassy stunt virus
Rice ragged stunt virus
Rice yellow dwarf disease
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C/O: Fusarium verticillioides

          Telomorph: Gibberella moniliformis = G. fujikuroi


  • The plants have a stalk rot and/or ear and kernel rot.
  • With Fusarium, diseased kernels are isolated or in patches on the ear, especially on kernels damaged by insects such as European corn borer and earworms.
  • Fusarium-affected kernels can appear tan or brown .
  • In cases where fungal growth is visible on the ear, infected kernels will appear white to pink or salmon-colored.
  • In some cases, the kernels will have white streaks .This is called the “star burst” symptom and is caused by the pathogen growing under the kernel pericarp (seed coat)

Corn Ear Rots and Stalk Rots: The Last Issues To Check for in Corn Before  Combining

  • European corn borer adults have been shown to vector the disease from plant to plant. Corn borer larvae create wounds that allow the fungus to enter the plant.
  • In all three species, the disease symptoms are similar, but only F. verticillioides and F. proliferatum produce fumonisins.

  • Fumonisins can cause equine leukoencephalo-malacia (ELEM, also called blind staggers) and porcine pulmonary edema. In humans, several studies have associated fumonisins with cancer and birth defects.

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