Survey of the incidence and the severity of Stenocarpella macrospora (Earle) leaf blight of maize in the mid-altitude zone of Nigeria

R. O. Olatinwo*, M. L. Deadman, K. F. Cardwell, A. M. Julian

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Abstract

Surveys were conducted on the incidence and severity of Stenocarpella macrospora (Earle) Sutton (=Diplodia macrospora Earle) on maize in the mid-altitude zone of Nigeria in 1995 and 1996. The results indicated a possible link between disease severity and plant density. Fewer symptoms were observed at altitudes below 700 m. There was no significant correlation between cropping system and incidence or severity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pest Management
Volume45
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • Ear rot
  • Leaf blight
  • Maize
  • Mid-altitude
  • Stenocarpella macrospora

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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