- To determine the production and processing potential of new introductions of sweet corn.
This project has two main objectives:
Cooperators: Jim Todd, Ed Peachey, Dan McGrath, Glenn Fisher
OBJECTIVE for 1998:
OBJECTIVES FOR 1998:
The cause(s) of the root/crown rot problem of sweet corn in the Willamette Valley the past 10 years has been a challenge to identify. Root rot is the precursor to crown rot symptoms. Many species of Fusaria and Pythium have been isolated from symptomatic roots and crowns.
Experiments were conducted in the field and greenhouse in 1998 to help pinpoint the pathogenic agent of corn root rot and to evaluate the efficacy of soil treatments on managing this disease.
This project focuses on developing and evaluating strip-tillage vegetable production systems which integrate winter-annual cover crops. Goals include increasing farm income and enhancing soil and water quality.
This proposal is also submitted to the broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet corn research committees of the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission
OBJECTIVE for 1999: