Corn yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015

Daren S. Mueller, Kiersten A. Wise, Adam J. Sisson, Tom W. Allen, Gary C. Bergstrom, D. Bruce Bosley, Carl A. Bradley, Kirk D. Broders, Emmanuel Byamukama, Martin I. Chilvers, Alyssa Collins, Travis R. Faske, Andrew J. Friskop, Ron W. Heiniger, Clayton A. Hollier, David C. Hooker, Tom Isakeit, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Douglas J. Jardine, Heather M. KellyKasia Kinzer, Steve R. Koenning, Dean K. Malvick, Marcia McMullen, Ron F. Meyer, Pierce A. Paul, Alison E. Robertson, Gregory W. Roth, Damon L. Smith, Connie A. Tande, Albert U. Tenuta, Paul Vincelli, Fred Warner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Abstract

Annual decreases in corn yield caused by diseases were estimated by surveying members of the Corn Disease Working Group in 22 corn-producing states in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, from 2012 through 2015. Estimated loss from each disease varied greatly by state and year. In general, foliar diseases such as northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot, and Goss's wilt commonly caused the largest estimated yield loss in the northern United States and Ontario during non-drought years. Fusarium stalk rot and plant-parasitic nematodes caused the most estimated loss in the southern-most United States. The estimated mean economic loss due to yield loss by corn diseases in the United States and Ontario from 2012 to 2015 was $76.51 USD per acre. The cost of disease-mitigating strategies is another potential source of profit loss. Results from this survey will provide scientists, breeders, government, and educators with data to help inform and prioritize research, policy, and educational efforts in corn pathology and disease management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalPlant Health Progress
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Corn yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Mueller, D. S., Wise, K. A., Sisson, A. J., Allen, T. W., Bergstrom, G. C., Bosley, D. B., Bradley, C. A., Broders, K. D., Byamukama, E., Chilvers, M. I., Collins, A., Faske, T. R., Friskop, A. J., Heiniger, R. W., Hollier, C. A., Hooker, D. C., Isakeit, T., Jackson-Ziems, T. A., Jardine, D. J., ... Warner, F. (2016). Corn yield loss estimates due to diseases in the United States and Ontario, Canada from 2012 to 2015. Plant Health Progress, 17(3), 211-222. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0030