Poor seedling stands and root injury often occur when corn is planted in cold soils. Corn stands are reduced largely as a consequence of soil inhabiting fungi invading the germinating kernel resulting in the death of the young seedling before emergence. This group of fungi, largely Pythium species, may also incite a rotting of the seedling root system. This investigation concerns itself with measuring the severity of this corn seedling disease under certain greenhouse conditions m various Iowa soils of different types and cropping sequences.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1953 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Hooker, A. L.
"Severity of Corn Seedling Disease in Iowa Soils,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 60(1), 158-162.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol60/iss1/21