Management of Fusarium diseases of sweet corn in the Pacific Northwest

Objective 1: Evaluate sweet corn inbred germplasm for colonization of silks by Fusarium species and subsequent seed infection/contamination. Objective 2: Evaluate biological applications to silks and subsequent Fusarium presence in ears. Objective 3: Evaluate seed disinfestation and location of remaining Fusarium on or in seed. Objective 4: Examine the yield and disease levels of sweet corn plants grown from seeds treated with germicidal light.