There are several diseases affecting maize being caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses including several insects and pests. The major genera of fungi commonly encountered by maize in tropical regions are Fusarium, Aspergillus and Penicillum . Fungi are important diseases of maize (Zea mays) and rank highest as the cause of deterioration and loss of maize. They account for 75% of pathogens found in seeds and they could cause about 50-80% damage on maize during the storage periods if conditions are favourable for their development. However, the quality of maize seeds, amongst other seeds cannot be over- emphasized.
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Citation: Sobowale AA, Aduramigba AO, Egberongbe HO (2013) Possible Association Levels between Fertilizer (300 kg/Ha NPK) Application and Fungal Incidence and Viability of Stored Maize Seeds. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 163
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