ear rot


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ear rot

[′ir ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
Any of several fungus diseases of corn, occurring both in the field and in storage and marked by decay and molding of the ears.
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Fumonisins are produced by the corn ear rot fungus Fusarium verticillioides, which is one of the most common pathogens of corn worldwide.
We've been evaluating for resistance to a host of disease pathogens, including fusarium ear rot, grey leaf spot, southern leaf blight, and aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus," says Carson.