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Corn Disorders: Smut and Rust

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Karen Delahaut, Walt Stevenson
Revised:  8/6/2012
Item number:  A3800

Common smut is caused by the fungus Ustilago maydis and is the most widespread disease of sweet corn, occurring everywhere that corn is grown. Learn about the signs and symptoms of this disorder, as well as ways that it can be controlled, by reading this fact sheet.


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