There is probably no other disease problem of greater significance economically than that of corn. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to sketch briefly the progress that has been made in this study and to point, in a general way, to some phases of the problem that are immediately before us. Because of its complexity and the misconception as to its significance, a beginning in this field was tardy. Our method of attack on the corn problem seems to be passing through the characteristic successive stages of investigation. These stages may be traced as beginning with observation of the significance of the disease, and the causal relationships, followed by intensive biological investigations and field studies. My discussion of the corn-disease situation will follow this order and I hope you will bear with me if I refer frequently to work done in our own laboratory.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Melhus, I. E.
"Some Recent Contributions to Our Understanding of Corn Diseases,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 38(1), 89-101.
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