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Goss’s Wilt

Reports of Goss’s Wilt to showed up in cornfields in parts of Iowa.  Goss’s Wilt is a disease that develops in the surface residue of corn leaves.

Visual evidence appears as long, grayish-green to black lesions with wavy edges.  This disease usually starts in the middle to upper canopy and often a few days after a thunderstorm.

Certain hybrids are more susceptible than others and also more likely to occur in fields that Goss’s Wilt appeared in the past.