Agronomic Crops

Common and Southern Rust

Student Author Information

Bennett Harrelson - CAFLS Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Graduate Student

Clemson Extension Program Team

Agronomic Crops

Publication Date

Summer 6-15-2022

Publication Number

LGP 1145


Common and southern rust are two diseases associated with corn in the southern United States. Spores from both common and southern rust move via wind currents from tropical regions each growing season into the southern corn producing regions of the US. Management of common and southern rust starts with planting resistant varieties and then scouting corn for both pathogens to determine if a fungicide spray is necessary.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Growers, consultants, extension personnel, industry cooperators, and academic researchers