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Posted 31 March 2016. PMN Crop News.

New Edition of Best-selling Corn Management Reference Just Launched

Source: The American Phytopathological Society Press Release.

St. Paul, Minnesota (March 23, 2016)--The Compendium of Corn Diseases series, first launched in 1973 to help scientists and professionals identify and manage corn diseases before they drastically affected yields, became one of the all-time best-selling books for publisher APS PRESS.


The highly anticipated fourth edition of this practical guide was published in March.

With nearly 15 years since publication of the third edition, the Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition was completely reviewed and updated to deliver the newest management recommendations and diagnostic information available from the world’s top corn experts.

In total, the Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition covers nearly 90 diseases and disorders of corn found in the field and in storage, including:

• Diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and parasitic seed plants

• Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities

• Air pollution, extreme weather, and other environmental factors

• Herbicide injury

The Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition has the most practical, up-to-date, and comprehensive management information available in one book. It includes detailed illustrated descriptions and field-tested management recommendations for each disease and disorder.

More than 300 high-quality color images are included throughout the book to help field staff, crop consultants, diagnosticians, state and provincial extension agents, and crop scientists more easily identify and treat specific corn diseases and disorders.

This latest edition also includes completely 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.

Visit to learn more about this and other important crop health titles from APS PRESS.

Book specifications and data

©2016; 8.5” × 11” softcover; 176 pages; 312 images; 2 pounds;
ISBN 978-0-89054-492-1

This book is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and may be purchased for $119 plus S&H from APS PRESS. Bulk discounts are also available for teams of field representatives, VIP clients/customers in the corn industry, colleagues in state and county extension, researchers, and diagnosticians.

Review copies of Compendium of Corn Diseases, Fourth Edition are available. If you are interested in reviewing this book for your publication and can forward a copy of the published review within six months of receiving the book, please send your request with details of your publication to Dawn Wuest at

NOTE: Digital artwork of the book’s cover is available by contacting Dawn Wuest using the contact information provided. Please specify if the artwork will be used for print or electronic media.