Disease and related disorder management

Commercial Sorting of Supersweet Corn Seed for Assured Yield (1991)


Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Clint Shock, Erik Feibert, and Monty Sanders
OSU Malheur Experiment Station

Bob Trent
Crookham Seed Company


  1. The effects of seed class and seed density on supersweet corn plant stand, plant development, and yield were examined using a single lot of Crisp 'N Sweet 710. Seed class and seed density can be controlled in packaging supersweet corn seed and could provide a means to more reliable plant stand establishment.

Survey of corn fields in the Willamette Valley for stalk rot

PROJECT LEADERS: Mary L. Powelson, Robin Ludy and Virginia Heifer
Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-2902

COOPERATORS: Bill Mansour and Dan McGrath

OBJECTIVES: 1) Determine the distribution and severity of stalk rot of sweet corn in the Willamette Valley; 2) Determine which Fusarium species are most commonly associated with stalk rot; and 3) Conduct a crop history survey.