Incidence of Fusarium moniliforme Sheld. in Zea mays L. in the rainforest zone of Nigeria

Beitr Trop Landwirtsch Veterinarmed. 1979;17(3):305-9.


45 seed samples from 7 states of the rainforest zone of Nigeria (Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Bendel, Anambra, Imo, and Cross River) were screened for phytopathogen incidence. Whereas Drechslera maydis was found in 30 and Cephalosporium maydis in 79% of the samples were infected by Fusarium moniliforme, with 70% of the samples showing heavy infection. In view of the widespread nature of this economically important fungus on maize in the main cultivation area of Nigeria, the necessity for routine laboratory seed health tests is clearly indicated.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fusarium*
  • Mycoses / epidemiology*
  • Nigeria
  • Plant Diseases
  • Zea mays*