Sweet corn diseases and their management in the PNW: Seed treatments and development of Fusarium-free seed

Principal Investigator: Cynthia M. Ocamb, Ext. Specialist & Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU – Corvallis
e-mail: ocambc@science.oregonstate.edu

Collaborator: James R. Myers, Horticulture, OSU – Corvallis


1. Conduct an evaluation of materials currently registered on sweet corn for control of seed rot and seedling blight.

2. Evaluate biological applications to sweet corn seed parents and subsequent Fusarium presence on silks, in stalk nodes, and subsequent seed infection/contamination.

3. Evaluate 1st generation ‘Jubilee’ seed produced from seed parent plants treated with biocontrol applications.

4. Cooperate with other sweet corn projects within and outside of OSU.