Caused by Fusarium spp., Diplodia spp., Pythium spp., and other fungi
Time for concern: Seed
Key characteristics: Seed rots cause pre- and postemergence damping-off and poor stand establishment.
- A Checklist of Sweet Corn Diseases and Suggested Control Measures
- Organic management of seed rots in sweet corn, page 70 in Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management
No thresholds have been established
|Resistant varieties||No resistant varieties are available.|
|Note(s)||The only available seed treatments must be applied before seed purchase.|
Avoid fields with poor, soil-moisture drainage.
|Seed selection/treatment||Use seed treated with appropriate fungicides for the widest range of diseases.|
|These are not currently viable management options.|
|Pesticides(s)||No pesticides are available to manage seed rots.|