by Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist, ( 660 ) 446 – 3724
Diplodia ear rot is caused by a fungus and has been found in many area fields. The disease is a result of rains during before and after silking. Ears then become susceptible about three weeks later.
Ears affected by this disease have white mold growing on or between the corn rows. The early affected ears during silking will be