May 12, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds
Conditions that delay germination and emergence can set the stage for corn seeds and seedling diseases. For disease to occur, environmental conditions must be suitable for infection and growth of the pathogen. In the case of soilborne diseases, this usually involves cool and wet soils (<50°F).
What are the possible diseases that can attack corn seeds and seedlings?
Fungi associated with seed and seedling diseases of corn include: Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Penicillium, and Diplodia.
In this issue of SeedScoop you will learn details about each disease and how soil and weather conditions they thrive in. There are also tips on how to diagnose the disease and agronomic practices to reduce the risk of seedling diseases.What is Killing my Corn Seedlings