How to identify the maize disease
At knee height, the upper maize leaves start yellowing and later on start drying turning brown from the mid-rib towards the leaf margins.
The drying progress to the lower maize leaves
The stem and the nodes turn brown.
In some cases the maize produces many shoots (excessive tillering)
At the beginning it is only the upper leaves that appear brown
Towards maturity the cobs shrink and do not put in any grains.
In some cases the maize plant appears stunted.