Maize Smut

Maize smut is a fungal disease.

The fungus forms galls in maize cobs. The first sign is formation of white galls that later rupture into black spots.

maize smut

🔹Preventive measures

âś…Plant maize variety that is tolerant.

âś…Avoid damaging the crop during cultivation.

âś…Remove the galls before they mature.

âś…Bury infected crop outside the field and deep in the soil to avoid spread.

âś…Practice crop rotation with crops such as groundnut,beans.