E-461: Sorghum Ergot: New Disease Threat to the Sorghum Industry
sorghum ergot information sheet

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Product Code: E-461

Electronic download only. 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 pp., 1 color photo) By: Thomas Isakeit, Joseph P. Krausz