Sorghum Diseases I

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College of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service and Vocational Agriculture Service
University of Illinois

This publication features 26 full-colored photos of common diseases and disorders of sorghum to help you determine the cause of damage.

The reverse side provides information on each disease. The descriptions include where and when the sorghum is susceptible to damage and the type of damage caused.


  • Anthracnose
  • Asconchyta sorghina
  • Bacterial spot
  • Bacterial streak
  • Bacterial strip
  • Colletotrichum graminicola
  • Crazy top
  • Gloeocercospora sorghi
  • Helminthosporium rostratum
  • Helminthosporium turcicum
  • Maize Drawf Mosaic
  • Northern leaf blight
  • Peronosclerospora sorghi
  • Physiologic leaf spot
  • Pseudomanas andropogonis
  • Pseudomonas syringae
  • Puccinia purpurea
  • Ramulispora sorghi
  • Red dot
  • Red rot
  • Rough spot
  • Rust
  • Sclerophthora macrospora
  • Sooty stripe
  • Sorghum downy mildew
  • Xanthomonas campestris
  • Zonate leaf spot


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