Cultivar Evaluation for Control of Common Smut in Sweet Corn and High Plains Virus in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington (2006)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

George Clough and Philip Hamm
OSU Hermiston Agricultrual Research and Extension Center

Cooperators: Brian Yorgey, OSU Department of Food Science & Technology, Wiegand Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331; Nick David and Stacy Gieck, Oregon State University, Hermiston; Friehe Farms, Moses Lake, WA; Ron Riemann Farms, Pasco, WA; Mark Trent, WSU Extension, Ephrata, WA.

Thirty-one sweet corn cultivars were evaluated for resistance to natural infection by common smut. To determine if there is High Plains virus resistance in commercial processing sweet corn cultivars, trials were conducted at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, and in two commercial sweet corn production fields near Moses Lake and Pasco, WA. Thirty-one sweet corn cultivars were evaluated for resistance to natural infection by common smut. To determine if there is High Plains virus resistance in commercial processing sweet corn cultivars, trials were conducted at the Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, and in two commercial sweet corn production fields near Moses Lake and Pasco, WA.

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