Several foliar diseases are being reported in corn at this time, and it is important to be able to differentiate between the various leaf spots because management options will vary. Some leaf spots are caused by bacteria and therefore cannot be managed with a foliar fungicide. Development of other leaf spots will slow considerably in the extreme hot temperatures we are currently having. However, there are some leaf spots that favor these hot, humid conditions and, depending on disease pressure and hybrid susceptibility, management with a foliar fungicide may be warranted.
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Robertson, Alison E., "Know Your Spots as Foliar Diseases Show up in Corn" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 786.
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