Campus Units

Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-2016

Journal or Book Title

Plant Health Progress

Volume

17

First Page

211

Last Page

222

DOI

10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0030

Abstract

Annual decreases in corn yield caused by diseases were estimated by surveying members of the Corn Disease Working Group in 22 corn-producing states in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, from 2012 through 2015. Estimated loss from each disease varied greatly by state and year. In general, foliar diseases such as northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot, and Goss’s wilt commonly caused the largest estimated yield loss in the northern United States and Ontario during non-drought years. Fusarium stalk rot and plant-parasitic nematodes caused the most estimated loss in the southern-most United States. The estimated mean economic loss due to yield loss by corn diseases in the United States and Ontario from 2012 to 2015 was $76.51 USD per acre. The cost of disease-mitigating strategies is another potential source of profit loss. Results from this survey will provide scientists, breeders, government, and educators with data to help inform and prioritize research, policy, and educational efforts in corn pathology and disease management.

Comments

This article is published as Mueller, D., Wise, K.A., Sisson, A.J., Allen, T.A., Bergstrom, G.C., Bosley, D.B., Bradley, C.A., Broders, K.D., Byamukama, E., Chilvers, M.I., Collins, A., Faske, T.R., Friskop, A.J., Heiniger, R.W., Hollier, C.A., Hooker, D.C., Isakeit, T., Jackson-Ziems, T.A., Jardine, D.J., Kelly, H.M., Kinzer, K., Koenning, S.R., Malvick, D.K., McMullen, M., Meyer, R.F., Paul, P.A., Robertson, A.E., Roth, G.W., Smith, D.L., Tande, C.A., Tenuta, A.U., Vincelli, P., and Warner, F. 2016. Corn Yield Loss Estimates Due to Diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015. Plant Health Progress. 17:211-222. doi: 10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0030. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The American Phytopathological Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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