It can rob yields if it occurs during corn tasseling and silking development. Environmental conditions that promote the disease are moderate temperatures (18°C - 27°C), moist conditions and long dew periods. Prevent damage to maize plants during mechanical activities such as weeding, irrigation and fertiliser treatment. On hybrids with race-specific resistance, lesions are small and yellow and produce no spores (Figure 4). 1.Maydis Leaf Blight The disease is very prevalent under hot-humid conditions. on the same leaf leaves upward. are splashed or wind-blown to upper leaves or to other plants. The symptoms start from lower leaves and progress to upper leaves of maize … Avoid excessive flooding and irrigation of fields, especially during hot hours of the day (32°C to 35°C) and attempt to schedule irrigation times to be restricted to cooler hours. The eradication of collateral and wild hosts near maize field and rouging infected maize plants has been recommended. Foliar Spray at first appearance of leaf blight with Mancozeb 75% WP @ 1.5 to 2 kg/l of water followed by 2 to 4 applications at 10 days interval if needed. Daarom is dit belangrik om seker te maak jou sonstelsel... Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. <> The spray schedule should start when the first lesions appear on the leaf below the ear. 0000097474 00000 n Destruction of plant debris by deep ploughing and other methods. Although both diseases are restricted by leaf veins, the margins of BLS lesions are irregular, whilst those of GLS have a rectangular appearance (Photo 3). They can spread very quickly and can cause terrible damage if you do not put the correct control measures in place. This pathogen has a wide host range, which includes both monocots and dicots. << On susceptible varieties, the infection is characterized by three distinct phases: leaf blight, top dieback, and stalk rot. More recently, reports of bacterial whorl and stalk rot were also received from dryland fields. Destruction of plant debris by deep ploughing and other methods. It is prevalent in maize growing zones and considered to be very important in terms of its geographical distribution and potential to cause yield losses. Holcus spot: ... Maize leaf fleck Maize leaf fleck virus (MLFV) Maize line* Maize line virus (MLV) Maize mosaic (corn leaf stripe, enanismo rayado) /T 218232 The eradication of collateral and wild hosts near maize field and rouging infected maize plants has been recommended. Control measure: Chemical method: The leaf blight on maize effectively be controlled by spraying either Captan or zineb. Both susceptible and resistant lesions Figure 5. Typical symptoms of Turcicum leaf blight of maize Collection of diseased samples The leaves of affected maize plants showing typical Turcicum leaf blight necrotic lesion type symptoms were collected from susceptible genotype CM-202 grown at Zonal … Within fields, it is likely that BLS is disseminated by wind, rain and irrigation. nebraskense. oryzicola, which does not cause disease on maize, and the maize/sorghum pathogen B. andropogonis. Control Measures for Downy Mildew Diseases. According to Assefa . Early infestations of leaves will limit photosynthesis, which leads to limited grain fill. Erwinia chrysanthemi pv. Leaf blight, stalks rot, seedling blight and smuts are the most important diseases of corn crop (Hafiz, 1986). Small yellowish round to oval spots are seen on the leaves. Phytopathology 67: 629–636. There has historically been limited herbicide solutions available in sunflowers for weed control after crop emergence and producers were reliant on the residual action of pre-emergent herbicides applied during planting. Control measures. Among them, maydis leaf blight of maize (MLB) caused by Helminthosporium maydis is an important disease particularly in warmer maize growing areas and causes significant yield losses. Initial symptoms are the colouration of leaf sheaths and stalks at internodes. /L 218956 Southern corn leaf blight (SCLB), caused by the fungus Bipolaris maydis, is a disease that significantly affects maize productivity across the globe. The ability of a single gene such as Rxo1 to confer resistance to two distantly related pathogen species is unusual but not unprecedented ( 33 - 36 ). This will clear the surface of corn debris that can be potential sources of disease. zeae. It may also be disseminated through feeding of aphids and plant-to-plant contact. /O 36 Bacterial blight is one of the most serious diseases of rice. 0000074955 00000 n Choose well-drained fields or improve … /Filter/FlateDecode >> 0000037731 00000 n In addition to being used as grain, animal feed, production of corn ethanol, starch, syrup etc., it has been widely consumed as a vegetable in the form of baby corn and sweet corn. Infections higher up in the plant can have a negative effect on plumes and thus also negatively affect pollination. This disease occurs throughout the maize production area in South Africa, periodically causing severe, localised outbreaks. reduce damage and increase yields. Additionally, foliar fungicides may be used. Control : Bacterial wilt (Stewart’s wilt) & leaf blight. Maize rusts (Puccinia sorghi) Maize Figure 17: Necrotic rust lesions on maize. 0000030350 00000 n ... with grey leaf spot of maize. Storage pests that affect maize are Stitophilus … Collapse of the stalk with vascular bundles still intact. zeae) are motile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria which cause bacterial whorl and stalk rot of maize. Chemical control: Several fungicides are registered for use on maize for NCLB control. This disease infects whorls of maize plants during the vegetative growth stage. Maize can be very susceptible to many different diseases. Joint action of disease control measures: a case study of alternaria leaf blight of carrot. The BASF Clearfield® Plus... Dit vereis ’n aansienlike investering in sonstelsels om koste op jou kragrekening te bespaar. ... Control: Sow resistant varieties. However, no specific control measures have been developed for this disease. Bacterial whorl and stalk rot can be found throughout the maize production areas of South Africa and periodically cause severe, localised outbreaks. text new page (beta) English (pdf) Article in xml format; How to cite this article: SciELO Analytics; Curriculum ScienTI; Automatic translation Figure 6. << /S 62 /Length 167 Field should be cleaned off the trash after harvest. Symptoms seen on corn include leaf lesions, discoloration (), and foliar blight. A spray programme aimed at collectively controlling other major fungal leaf diseases in the area of production should be considered. A detached leaf assay (DLA) was developed to rapidly assess maize resistance to SCLB. >> It is obvious, however, from observations and reports that there are genotypic differences regarding stalk and whorl rot resistance. Additional sources of inoculum for secondary infection on maize leaves may be bacteria present in irrigation water. Disease management – State-wise we may give predominant diseases and their control measures Major diseases of maize in Haryana and their management. Choose well-drained fields or improve drainage to prevent water accumulation. 0000039754 00000 n Several streaks may develop on leaf and may extend on the entire leaf. Control Measures for Downy Mildew Diseases The eradication of collateral and wild hosts near maize field and rouging infected maize plants has been recommended. Learn more about the importance, transmission, diagnosis, and control of plant diseases. 0000089451 00000 n Lodging as a result of NCLB & GLS infection. The growth point of the maize plant dies and the decay spreads down the stalk causing the plant to collapse. & Jain diurnal periodicity in spore release trapped at night and a (perfect stage Trichometasphaeria turcica Luttrell), maximum at noon. Anthracnose lesions on corn leaves. 0000004584 00000 n 0000089430 00000 n The uppermost leaves wilt and a slimy, soft rot which imports a recognisable pungent smell in the base of the whorl, develops (Photo 5). Up to 40% of leaves can brown and dry prematurely (Photo 1), which can lead to reduced grain production. SA Graan/Grain is your online compass for the sustainable production of grain and oilseeds in South Africa. The causal organism of BLS is Xanthomonas vasicola pv. Figure 7. Cultural Control and Sanitary Methods Various general recommendations have been made to control C. carbonum and other maize diseases including the destruction of plants, crop rotation, spraying with fungicides or nitrogen and potassium fertilization (Aleksandrov and Primakovskaya, 1980; Smiljakovic, 1975). Stem borers affect maize grown in the late season. Seed treatment with Metalaxyl at 4 g/kg and foliar spray of Mancozeb 2.5 g/l or Metalaxyl MZ at 2g/l is recommended. BLS of maize Maize Mosaic: This has been found to be prevalent in the several states and the incidence ranges from 2.2 to 10.6 per cent. Seed treatment with Metalaxyl at 4 g/kg and foliar spray of Mancozeb 2.5 g/l or Metalaxyl MZ at 2g/l is recommended. Presently no commercial hybrids with resistance are available on the market, although huge differences are recorded in fields. %PDF-1.4 stream Seed treatment with Metalaxyl at 4 g/kg and foliar spray of Mancozeb 2.5 g/l or Metalaxyl MZ at 2g/l is recommended. Ploughing to incorporate infected debris into the soil is recommended. It is also recommended to fallow fields and let them dry thoroughly to reduce inoculum levels in the soil. %���� Sanitation of fields is very important, since crop debris and volunteer seedlings are removed, which will reduce the primary inoculum in the following growing season. Name Language; leaf blight of maize: English: leaf blight of sorghum: English: northern corn leaf blight: English: northern leaf blight of maize: English: Blattdürre: Mais Bacteria also enter plants through natural openings such as stomata and hydathodes. << Sprayed control. Northern corn leaf blight (NLB) ... favour spores being able to “take root” and establish an “infection site” on maize leaf tissue. et al (1996), the northern leaf blight caused the highest mean grain yield loss of 50% and 1000 kernel weight loss of 16.4% of susceptible cultivar of open pollinated variety, OPV POOL 32C19 under the artificial infestation condition. 12) Use the resistant maize hybrids. 0000090612 00000 n D. Degree in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, syringae van Hall. Digital Publishing by Infoworks. endobj Primary symptoms generally appear in mid-season when plants suddenly lodge. Symptoms can be observed from seedling to flowering stage, but occur mainly from the six-leaf to eight-leaf stage. A simple and economical measure for controlling this disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani f.sp. Bacterial leaf spot: ... Maize mosaic (corn leaf stripe, enanismo rayado) Maize mosaic virus (MMV) ... fungicide use, and sanitation measures. Bacterial leaf blight and stalk rot: Pseudomonas avenae subsp. Foliar disease control is critical from 14 days before to 21 days after tasseling, this is the most susceptible time for damages from leaf blight to occur. zeae. Maize (Zea mays L.) is a staple food in many parts of the world. Erwinia have not been reported to be seed-borne. Measurement of yield losses caused by maize streak disease. With this, you need to detect the problem as early as possible. Plant type, environmental conditions and pathogen strength determine the outcome of the infection. 12) Use the resistant maize hybrids. It is not yet known whether BLS is seed-borne. Bacterial diseases of maize tough to control, Skraalhanse – een van SA se grootste probleemonkruide, BASF Clearfield® Plus Production (CLP) System. was observed in NY in 1968. To quickly diagnose bacterial blight on leaf: cut a young lesion across and place in a transparent glass container with clear water after a few minutes, hold the container against light and observe for thick or turbid liquid coming from the cut end of the leaf Why is it important The bacterium can penetrate maize leaves through natural openings (stomata); therefore, it is likely that the highest infection occurs at midday, during which the leaf stomata are fully opened. NCLB lesions may also appear on the leaf sheaths and husks of susceptible hybrids. >> /H [ 1242 246 ] The latter can have the largest affect on yield when it comes to harvesting the crop, the maize grade will also be affected negatively. sasakii [Thanatephorus sasakii], consists of stripping the lower 2 or 3 leaf sheaths, which arrests upward movement of the pathogen by severing its connection with the succeeding leaf sheath. Destruction of plant debris by deep ploughing and other methods. /Root 35 0 R Bacterial whorl and stalk rot of maize are prevalent and damaging in areas with high rainfall and/or irrigation, particularly in poorly drained soils. There is a paucity of information regarding BLS and this disease occurred only in South Africa until 2016, when it was also reported in the Corn Belt of the United States. 0000031607 00000 n 0000086913 00000 n Control Measures: i. The following points can serve as guidelines to reduce the risk of infestations. Bacterial diseases of maize can cause headaches for producers. /Prev 218223 Information is given about northern corn leaf blight (also known as NCLB, ET, HT, maize leaf blight or Turcicum leaf blight), a disease of maize (Zea mays), sweet corn (Zea mays subsp. >> 0000033380 00000 n Control measures 34 0 obj Southern corn leaf blight (SCLB) is an important foliar disease of maize crop and caused by fungi Cochliobolus heterostrophus, and also known as Bipolaris maydis (ascomycetes). Monitoring is also important to control corn leaf blights. The most common leaf disease that occurs in most of the maize producing areas of South Africa is northern corn leaf blight (below). 0000044985 00000 n Erwinia stewartii: Foliage, stem pith, roots, tassels, cobs, and kernels: High temp., high levels of ammonium N & P, low levels of Ca and K increase plant susceptibility; mild winters favor survival of flea beetles, hence increases chance of transmission. avenae. Pale green water-soaked border Figure 4. sasakii [Thanatephorus sasakii], consists of stripping the lower 2 or 3 leaf sheaths, which arrests upward movement of the pathogen by severing its connection with the succeeding leaf sheath. With limited information regarding BLS, we can only make recommendations from experience and knowledge regarding other maize leaf diseases. Tillage is another thing that will help, which is especially effective as a preventive measure. /N 2 Incidence and distribution 0000001488 00000 n Fungi, bacteria and viruses can affect all the different parts of the plant including the roots, stems, leaves and the cobs. Under extremely warm temperatures, the bacteria multiply rapidly and infection will take place. 8. Control As for leaf blight. MAIZE DISEASES Northern corn leaf blight Figure 3. It is important to use fungicides that are registered for the control of NLB in New Zealand and to follow carefully the conditions on the label. Control~ The control measures are recommended as follows: ( 1) Control leaf hop­ pers in the early stage of the maize (until about 8 leaf stage) by the application of systemic insecticides. Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) also known as Turcicum leaf blight of maize is major foliar disease and it’s a problematic to maize farmers in highland of Himalayan region, worldwide. Integrated Disease Management of Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight of Maize Caused by Rhizoctonia solani nebraskense. zeae (Erwinia carotovora f.sp. Northern Corn Leaf Blight Purdue extension lesions, and fewer fungal spores. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. Cultivars have not been screened for resistance or susceptibility to bacterial whorl and stalk rot in South Africa. Incidence and distribution Seed rot-seedling blight: Bacillus subtilis. nebraskensis = Corynebacterium michiganense pv. 0000041782 00000 n In dry weather, the disease rarely occurs or does not spread enough to cause significant economic damage. Even in backyard plantings, this can be a significant problem, especially when the external environment is favorable for the disease. Starting point of the leaf blight disease are maize residues remaining on the soil surface. As the disease develops in the stalk, usually from the first to third internode above the soil line, the stalk appears water-soaked (Photo 6), turns tan to brown, and becomes soft and mushy (Photo 7). Disease symptoms Leonard, K. J., and Thompson, D. L. 1976. Leaf blight There are a number of different types of blights. Agronomic recommendations for maize production were observed. Small, oval, water-soaked lesions on leaves. To our knowledge, maize (Zea mays) is the only host of X. campestris pv. Patches of blight cover the whole leaf. Destruction of plant debris by deep ploughing and other methods. A simple and economical measure for controlling this disease, caused by Rhizoctonia solani f.sp. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. 34 38 Higher incidence during 1964-67 is considered to be due to the increased susceptibility of the maize hybrids with Texas male sterile cytoplasm. Damage/symptoms Highland rust produces yellow –brown linear postules on leaves while lowland rust produce light brown postules on upper leave surface. Bacterial whorl and stalk rot of maize It is important to note that no agrochemicals are registered or are known to reduce disease levels. On this substance conidia and chlamydospores (asexually produced spores from mycelium) are formed which are distributed to the lower maize leaves by rain splashes. Among them, maydis leaf blight of maize (MLB) caused by Helminthosporium maydis is an important disease particularly in warmer maize growing areas and causes significant yield losses. Subram. It is possible that BLS can survive on maize stubble and infect maize seedlings (primary infection) when environmental conditions are favourable. Banded leaf and sheath blight (BLSB) is one of the major diseases affecting maize and is caused by Rhizoctonia solani f. sp. All Rights Reserved. Another form of cultural control used to limit southern corn leaf blight is crop rotation with non-host crops. 0000001675 00000 n Control Measures for Downy Mildew Diseases The eradication of collateral and wild hosts near maize field and rouging infected maize plants has been recommended. ... fungi, bacteria and viruses. %%EOF Currently the recommended control measures of the northern leaf blight of maize are the use of relative resistant or tolerant cultivars, Tillage to bury infected residue may also be helpful where erosion is not a problem while, crop rotation is also helpful because the disease tends to increase in continuous cropping and the use of fungicides. 35 0 obj This reduction in leaf area, along with the diseased-induced senescence of leaves and young infected tillers are the primary causes of yield reduction. Control measures for downy mildew diseases. Two leaf diseases (northern leaf blight and northern leaf spot) can threaten corn yields even at a considerable distance from infested corn debris. The disease has attained economic status in Jammu and Kashmir. GUN I HUL Cultural control: ... crop rotation and plowing debris into soil may reduce levels of inoculum in the soil but may not provide control in areas where the disease is prevalent; ... hybrids differ in their susceptibility to the disease and further information is required in order to develop specific control measures. Goss's bacterial wilt and blight (leaf freckles and wilt) Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. The use of resistant varieties together with preventative measures and natural control will help to . Top dieback. Goss's bacterial wilt and blight (leaf freckles and wilt) Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. 0000039733 00000 n /E 100343 Host plant resistance is considered as most practical, feasible, cheapest and most effective way to control leaf blight diseases be- Maize is vulnerable to numerous diseases at various growth stages in the field as well as during storage. Although the growth point still grew, a lack of nutrients due to loss of leaves resulted in poor grain fill and negatively affected yield. 0 We provide you with the latest agricultural information based on relevant research, technology, production techniques and expertise. Wounds caused by hail, strong winds and insects (stalk borers) provide entry sites for infection. Leaf blight - Helminthosporium maydis (Syn: H. turcicum) Symptoms The fungus affects the crop at young stage. 0000041761 00000 n SYMPTOMS. Erwinia overwinter in stalk tissue on the soil surface. Spots with brown centers and purplish margins. Integrated Disease Management of Banded Leaf and Sheath Blight of Maize Caused by Rhizoctonia solani The following points can serve as guidelines to reduce the risk of infestations. Northern Leaf Blight The northem leaf blight caused by H elminthosporium tnrcicum is common on maize. 7. Control~ The control measures are recommended as follows: ( 1) Control leaf hop­ pers in the early stage of the maize (until about 8 leaf stage) by the application of systemic insecticides. Joint action of disease control measures: a case study of alternaria leaf blight of carrot. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Initial leaf symptoms appear as dark, oil-drenched streaks. 0000001078 00000 n ... Synergistic effects of two control measures were observed when one control measure improved the efficacy of the other directly or when one control measure induced host resistance or predisposed the pathogen to increased susceptibility. Control of strawberry leaf scorch is important because it is responsible for the majority of disease in strawberries. To prevent frustration, it is important to know how to get rid of corn leaf blight, especially in a manner that is natural and safe. The correct identification of a disease whether it is fungal or bacterial, will be key in establishing control measures. Spray of Mancozeb 75% WP @ 1.5 to 2 kg/l of water or Zineb 75% WP @ 1.5-2 kg/ha at first appearance of pustule of Polysora rust or Common rust and three sprays of fungicide at 15 days interval are recommended if needed. Blanket application of Dimethioate insecticide was applied twice, 30 and 45 days after planting at commercial recommendation in the two blocks to avoid insect damage. Anthracnose lesion on corn leaf . Diseases of maize,it's symptoms and control measure. sasakii Exner. The unpredictable occurrence of the disease makes it difficult to control. Turcicum leaf blight (Northern corn leaf blight) on maize is characterized by long elliptical, grayish green or tan lesions on the leaves measuring 2.5 to 25 cm in length and 4 cm in width. Sanitation and crop rotation should be practiced. Irregular, yellow translucent streaks caused by BLS can also be confused with sunburn symptoms (Photo 4). Control measures Unfortunately, the unpredictable occurrence of this disease makes it difficult to control. You are welcome to contact the team of South Africa’s leading grain and oil seeds magazine: Editorial: valerie@infoworks.biz In line with this, sanitation of the garden will also be a big help. 0000004481 00000 n The blight of maize caused by Phyllosticta sp. Hosts: Sorghum & Maize. BLS disease symptoms can easily be confused with that of a fungal disease named grey leaf spot (GLS). Purple leaf sheath: Hemiparasitic bacteria. Disease surveys conducted in infected fields showed that rotting of the whorls had a cut-off effect on leaves. nebraskensis = Corynebacterium michiganense pv. Control is to plant resistant hybrids [49, 3083c, 3247]. Sanitation and crop rotation should be practiced. Plant diseases can be classified as infectious or noninfectious, depending on the causative agent. Anthracnose symptoms vary widely depending on numerous factors such as genotype, age of plant and environmental conditions; small oval or elongated water-soaked spots which enlarge up to 15 mm long appear on leaves; lesions develop a tan center and red-brown or orange … 0000004062 00000 n The use of resistant varieties together with preventative measures and natural control will help to . Northern corn leaf blight, caused by the fungus Exserohilum turcium, typically occurs in wet and humid conditions. Northern Leaf Blight The northem leaf blight caused by H elminthosporium tnrcicum is common on maize. 0000086934 00000 n As a result, the leaf area of the canopy can significantly be reduced by the disease. The maize Rxo1 gene therefore conditions the HR to both the rice pathogen X. o. pv. Cultural Control and Sanitary Methods Various general recommendations have been made to control C. carbonum and other maize diseases including the destruction of plants, crop rotation, spraying with fungicides or nitrogen and potassium fertilization (Aleksandrov and Primakovskaya, 1980; Smiljakovic, 1975).However, no specific control measures have been developed for this disease. Water and bacteria accumulate in the whorl. x�c``f``�����Xi��À F��~���&-�U��j���. Stalk rot. Disease symptoms Backed by Grain SA as a prominent grain producers organisation, our articles are written by prominent scientists, agricultural economists, experts from the industry and professional journalists. Account enquiries: stien@grainsa.co.za, © 2020 SA Grain. Whorl rot 0000031628 00000 n Anthracnose leaf blight on maize. Leaves can be examined for the presence of bacteria or fungi to distinguish between BLS and GLS. disease on maize is the northern corn leaf blight (Assefa and Tewbech, 1992). 0000001242 00000 n (Rice … Ad sales: jurgen@kolbemedia.co.za or ruth@schmiltz.co.za Infected leaves can appear tattered and shredded following windy conditions. Turcicum leaf blight of maize in Uttarakhand, attaining epidemic proportions which resulted in 83 per cent yield reduction. 6. 0000085437 00000 n 0000045928 00000 n trailer 0000005510 00000 n Northern leaf blight assessment BLS can be found in the warm and dry maize production areas such as the North West Province, Northern Free State and south-west areas of Gauteng. 0000030372 00000 n 0000004041 00000 n Rice Common Diseases: Worldwide, rice is one of the most important crops and it represents a staple food for over half of the world’s population, with a global production of more than 700 million tons per year and a harvested area reaching 165 million ha. The disease is caused by the fungus Exserohilum turcicum . endobj High temperatures (32ºC to 35ºC) and relative humidity favour development of this disease. 0000037752 00000 n /Info 33 0 R 0000033401 00000 n Why and where it occurs. During severe drought conditions, BLS infection causes paper-thin lesions that may extend across all or much of the leaf blade to form large, necrotic areas resembling drought injury. This is because the spores of the causal fungi can be dispersed long distances by high air currents. We are currently trying to identify statistically sound cultivar trials showing BLS symptoms, in order to record resistance levels. The maize stalk becomes brown and soft due to Erwinia. Rptr. This disease can occur sporadically and environmental conditions play a role in the disease intensity. Holcus spot: Pseudomonas syringae pv. 0000005530 00000 n startxref Temperatures between 24°C to 30°C and humid leaves during a period of 10 hours are optimal requirements for the spores to germinate and to penetrate the leaf tissue… Bacterial leaf blight 39. Currently the recommended control measures of the northern leaf blight of maize are the use of relative resistant or tolerant cultivars, Tillage to bury infected residue may also be helpful where erosion is not a problem while, crop rotation is also helpful because the disease tends to increase in continuous cropping and the use of fungicides. >> leaf blight were planted between the protected and inoculated blocks. Use of disease resistance varieties, While no absolute resistance has been identified so far, ... Turcicum leaf blight (Northern corn leaf blight) on maize is characterized by long elliptical, grayish green or tan lesions on the leaves measuring 2.5 to 25 cm in length and 4 cm in width. Infections during the last and current planting seasons ranged from 0% to 20% with the Vaalharts irrigation scheme showing a 30% infection rate. Action of disease obvious, however, no specific control measures have developed. 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