northern leaf blight

Setosphaeria turcica

Setosphaeria turcica(Anamorph Exserohilum turcicum; formerly known as Helminthosporium turcicum) is the causal agent of Northern Leaf Blight in Corn. It is a serious fungal disease prevalent in cooler climates and tropical highlands wherever corn is grown. It is characterized by large cigar shaped necrotic lesions that develop on the leaves.

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