Curvularia leaf spot

Curvularia lunata, C. pallescens and C. masculans

Nature of damage

  • These fungi produce small necrotic or chlorotic spots with a light colored halo. They can cause significant damage to the crop.


  • Lesions are about 0.5 cm in diameter when fully developed.

Geographic distribution

  • The disease is prevalent in hot, humid maize areas and can damage the crop significantly.