Goss39;s Wilt Quick Facts

MANAGEMENT TIPS

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  • Selection of corn products with improved levels of tolerance to Goss’s wilt is the primary management option.
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  • Rotation to another crop besides corn for two or more years allows infected residue to degrade, reducing the levels of inoculum.
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  • Tillage which buries infected residue encourages decomposition and can reduce the levels of disease inoculum.
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  • Weed hosts should be controlled: green foxtail, barnyardgrass and shattercane.
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To learn more about the impact on your crop and what symptoms to scout for, download the PDF below.