Corn ear diseases impact yield and grain quality each year. Several pathogens cause ear rots in corn and some can also produce toxins called mycotoxins. Ear rots are often associated with insect injury to the ear. Grain in storage can continue to be affected by ear rots if improper storage conditions exist.
For more information on ear rots and mycotoxins, see the Crop Protection Network publications Ear Rots and Mycotoxins FAQ.
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