Common and Southern Rust
Clemson Extension Program Team
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.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
Growers, consultants, extension personnel, industry cooperators, and academic researchers
Harrelson B, Plumblee M, Mueller J. Common and Southern Rust in Field Corn. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2022 Jun. LGP 1145. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/common-and-southern-rust-in-field-corn/.