Start Date

1-12-2009 12:00 AM

Description

Goss’s wilt and blight was first identified in Dawson County in south central Nebraska in 1969 (Claflin, 1999). Over the next 10 years, the disease was identified in 53 additional counties in the state and in at least one county in five of the six states bordering Nebraska (Vidaver et al., 1981). After some debate over the name of the disease, if was finally named after R. W. Goss, an earlier chair of the Department of Plant Pathology and first full-time Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska. Resistance was successfully incorporated into commercial hybrids and the disease became uncommon and almost disappeared, except for isolated cases in very susceptible corn, such as popcorn.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

Reemergence of Goss's bacterial wilt and blight of corn in the Midwest states

Goss’s wilt and blight was first identified in Dawson County in south central Nebraska in 1969 (Claflin, 1999). Over the next 10 years, the disease was identified in 53 additional counties in the state and in at least one county in five of the six states bordering Nebraska (Vidaver et al., 1981). After some debate over the name of the disease, if was finally named after R. W. Goss, an earlier chair of the Department of Plant Pathology and first full-time Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska. Resistance was successfully incorporated into commercial hybrids and the disease became uncommon and almost disappeared, except for isolated cases in very susceptible corn, such as popcorn.