Grain Molds and Vertebrate Storage Pests

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B. E. Paulsrud
Extension Specialist
P. L. Nixon
Extension Entomologist
D. G. White
Professor of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois

This publication features 8 full-colored photos of common molds and fungi on corn to help you determine the cause of ear rot damage. Also featured are 8 photos of pest for identification purposes.

The reverse side provides information on each of the molds, fungi and storage pests, including rats, sparrows, starlings and pigeons. The mold and fungi descriptions include where and when the corn is susceptible to damage, the type of damage caused and the mycotoxins produced by the mold. Information on storage pests includes physical description, reproduction, type of damage caused, and common signs to detect the presence of the pests.


  • Aflatoxin
  • Aspergillus
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Corn
  • Corn earworm
  • Deoxynivalenol
  • Diplodia ear
  • Diplodia maydis
  • Dock damage
  • Ear rot
  • Fumonisins
  • Fungal pycnidia
  • Fungi
  • Fusarium
  • Fusarium moniliforme
  • Gibberella zeae
  • Molds
  • Mouse
  • Mycotoxins
  • Norway rat
  • Penicillium
  • Perithecia
  • Pests
  • Pigeons
  • Rat
  • Sparrows
  • Split kernels
  • Stalk rot
  • Starlings
  • Zearalenone


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