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In the moderate climate corn (mais) is one of the most productive field crop. With the increasing use of corn for remunerative energy the production of this crop is increasing again. Due to high intensity and the growing of 66% and more of corn European Corn Borer and Western Corn Rootworm are becoming an increasing problem in many regions. In some years Southern and Northern leaf blight (Helminthosporium mayidies and turcicum) can become a severe problem. For all corn produced for human nutrition or animal foodFusarium ssp. can cause very severe problems in moist years do to its toxins.

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