Cultural Management of Corn Root Rot (2004)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Alex Stone
OSU Dept of Horticulture

Dan Sullivan
OSU Dept of Soil and Crop Science

Steve Scheuerell
OSU Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology

Mikio Miyazoe
OSU Dept of Horticulture


  1. To develop cultural strategies to reduce the severity of corn root rot and improve corn yield with the following specific objectives:
  • Identify secific cover crops that suppress corn root rot and improve corn yield.
  • Screen compost teas and calcium fertilizers for effects on root rot severity, and corn growth
  • Investigate the relationship between soil physical properties, root rot severity, and yield