Sweet Corn

Why Is My Sweet Corn Dying?


capopaul added on May 9, 2011 | Answered

I have a field of Silver Queen sweet corn and some of the young plants are shriveling up and withering away. They have a scummy substance on the leaves. Is there something I can do?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 10, 2011

It sounds like your corn has Stewart's wilt. It often leaves slimy patches on the leaves as this is the bacteria that causes the disease. This article will explain more:
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/pm1627.pdf

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