Dr. Munkvold Co-Edits 'Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition'

March 7, 2016


Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition is now available through the APS Press website.

The Compendium of Corn Diseases is one of our all-time bestselling titles. Old editions of this vital field guide can be found in trucks, farms, extension offices, and diagnostic labs wherever corn is grown.  


Copies of this important guide have collectively saved growers and their consultants many millions of dollars. How? By helping users quickly identify and treat yield-robbing corn diseases and disorders before they make a significant economic impact. 


Our newly released, highly anticipated fourth edition of this book, published more than 15 years after the third edition, offers the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive information in existence for diagnosing and managing diseases and disorders of corn.


The Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition can pay for itself with one use, and it has proven its usefulness as a tried and true resource for crop scouts, agribusiness representatives, extension agents, area crop specialists, researchers, educators, students, and, of course, corn growers.

It includes more than 300 color images; valuable, peer-reviewed management recommendations and expert diagnostic advice for nearly 90 diseases and disorders of corn found in the field and in storage.


Coverage includes:

  • Diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and parasitic seed plants, and more (view contents tab for full list of common disease names)
  • Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities
  • Air pollution, extreme weather, and other environmental factors
  • Herbicide injury

The Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition offers new sections on the use of fungicides for foliar disease management, combating storage molds, and an appendix that helps users match common names of corn diseases with the names of their pathogens.


For years, earlier editions of this book have been the industry standard for practitioners and the agricultural science community concerned with corn health and disease control.


Source: APS Press

Dr. Gary Munkvold, ISU Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and ISU Seed Science Center, is co-editor of this edition.