Maize stripe is a severe disease of maize in the southern U. S., Central America, Africa, Australia, and several Pacific islands. The first report of Maize Stripe in the Continental U.S. was in Florida in 1975. A serious outbreak in maize occurred in south Florida from 1979-1980. Information from freshfromflorida.com.

CAUSE

· Tenuivirus

DISEASE SYMPTOMS

· Yellow striping or chlorosis

HOST RANGE

  • Maize
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Sorghum

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION

  • Disease present in Egypt

SPREAD OF THE PATHOGEN

  • Transmitted by an insect, Cicadulina chinai

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Pathology pictures (IFAS)