NDSU Extension-Grand Forks County agent Sam Haugen has found Goss’s Wilt in some county corn fields. “We found it throughout most of the county, but we have found hot spots to the western part. These conditions are just perfect for further disease and some varieties are really showing it more than others.” Haugen recommends scouting fields. “We’re looking for a kind of like a shiny material with some speckles on there and it’ll start from the leaf edges and work its way throughout.” Since Goss’s Wilt is a bacteria, there are no effective treatments available other than choosing resistant varieties.
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