Not long ago, Goss’s wilt rarely caused a stir among corn growers west of the Mississippi. The 2011 season changed all of that.
“Goss’s wilt was discovered several decades ago in Illinois, but it’s only been a sporadic problem in certain fields until recently,” says Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois Plant Clinic director. “Over the last three to four years, the disease has been building in severity across the state, mostly in fields that have been planted to continuous corn. This year, it was an epidemic.”...More