The Effects of Planting Date and Insecticide Treatments on the Incidence of High Plains Disease in Corn. Academic Article uri icon


  • Incidence of High Plains Disease (HPD) in a susceptible corn cultivar was examined in relation to planting dates, insecticide treatments, and wheat heading dates during 1994 to 1996. In the High Plains of Texas, this disease of susceptible corn was related to corn planting dates and winter wheat maturity. The incidence of HPD varied greatly from year to year; however, corn planted between 16 and 20 May had the highest disease incidence. Corn planted 10 to 30 days after wheat heading had the highest incidence of the disease. Chemical control of the vector, Aceria tosichella, was ineffective, except by the use of granular insecticides applied at planting, which had some beneficial effects. Results of this study suggest that producers can reduce the incidence of HPD by planting corn before or after the peak migration of wheat curl mite from wheat.

published proceedings

  • Plant Dis

author list (cited authors)

  • Fritts, D. A., Michels, G. J., & Rush, C. M.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Fritts, DA||Michels, GJ||Rush, CM

publication date

  • December 1999