EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 1994 Num. article: 1994/68

Stenocarpella macrospora and S. maydis present in Honduras

Incidence and yield losses of different maize cvs. due to maize ear rot have been recorded in Honduras between 1980-88. In 1987 a survey was carried out collecting more than 1000 maize ear samples from 97 localities in 9 provinces of Honduras. The following pathogens were found to cause maize ear rot in Honduras: Stenocarpella maydis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), S. macrospora (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), Gibberella zeae, G. fujikuroi, Cladosporium sp., Nigrospora sp., Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus sp. Stenocarpella maydis, Gibberella zeae and G. fujikuroi were the most important.


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