Managing northern leaf blight in sweet corn


Northern leaf blight (NLB), also known as Turcica leaf blight, is a disease that occurs occasionally on susceptible varieties of sweet corn. Outbreaks of NLB are dependent on the presence of spores in crop residue or soil and suitable weather conditions. Only if these conditions are met will disease development take place.

This Primefact contains information on the following:

  • cause
  • symptoms
  • source of infection
  • spread
  • favourable conditions
  • disease management
  • early detection
  • resistant varieties
  • stubble management
  • chemical control


Primefact 235 First Edition

Published: 01 Jun 2007