Bunt and smut of oats are successfully combatted by treating the seed with hot water previous to planting. Since the discovery of this method by Jensen, a great many experiments have been made both in Europe and America. The success with bunt and oats smut naturally directed the attention of investigators to hot water treatment for corn smut, but experiments made by Pammel and others proved it to be ineffectual.
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Stewart, F. C.
"Effects of Heat on the Germination of Corn and Smut,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 2(1), 74-78.
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