Fusarium cob rot of corn


Fusarium ear or cob rot can be a serious disease of all corn types. The disease has recently appeared in New South Wales in sweet corn and maize crops. The various fungi that cause the disease infects sweet corn and maize cobs, causing a yield reduction in both. Toxins produced by the fungus in maize can also have serious implications to the end use of the grain.

The contents of this Primefact include the following:

  • cause
  • symptoms
  • source of infection
  • spread of infection
  • factors that favour disease
  • control


Primefact 243 First Edition

Published: Feb 2007