Sorghum Ergot: New Disease Threat to the Sorghum Industry

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Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
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Overview

Sorghum ergot is caused by a fungus that infects the ovaries of sorghum flowers, converting each into a white fungal mass. First discovered in Texas in March 1997, the fungus can produce large amounts of honeydew that interferes with harvest and supports soprophytic fungal growth. (2 pages.)

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