A bacterial disease that has been prevalent in areas of the western Corn Belt for decades,
Goss’s wilt has expanded to additional areas of the central and eastern Corn Belt in recent
years. If infections occur early in the season, during key crop development times, yield
potential can be reduced by up to 50 percent.
Goss’s wilt has had a presence in areas of the western Corn Belt for several years. In recent growing seasons, it has been reported in additional areas,
including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana. Planting tolerant hybrids, managing residue and preventing transfer of infected
materials to currently uninfected fields are critical steps in limiting the spread of the disease. Talk to your Mycogen Seeds commercial agronomist or trusted
agronomic adviser to learn more about managing Goss’s wilt on your corn acres.