Identification of Sweet Corn Hybrids Resistant to Root/Stalk Rot

Publication Date: 
12/31/1999
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For the past several years a "stalk rot" disease has been afflicting commercial sweet corn fields grown in the Willamette Valley. The disease seems to have a pathogenic basis, but the exact causal agent is unknown.
Eighteen hybrids with se or su endosperm were evaluated for resistance to root/crown rot. Ears were also evaluated for processing quality.

Objectives: Characterize su and se sweet corn hybrids for reaction to root/crown rot.

Cooperator: M. Powelson, Botany and Plant Pathology

Tags:

Disease and related disorder management, Fresh Market Vegetable Production, Processed Vegetable Production, Willamette Valley, Plant breeding, Corn, Variety trials, Vegetable production