Campus Units

Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

European Journal of Plant Pathology

Volume

126

Issue

3

First Page

343

Last Page

347

DOI

10.1007/s10658-009-9545-9

Abstract

Maize seed that was either treated with the fungicide Cruiser Extreme 250 ® (fludioxonil + azoxystrobin + mefenoxam + thiamethoxam) or not treated was planted at two Iowa locations in 2007. Root, mesocotyl and crown rot severity, incidence of Fusarium spp. colonisation and chlorophyll florescence (CF) were assessed at growth stages V2, V4 and V6, and stalk rot severity at R6. At both locations, seed treatment reduced disease severity and incidence of Fusarium spp. infection at all growth stages assessed. Measurements of CF decreased significantly with increased disease severity and incidence of Fusarium spp. at V2 and V4 at both locations, indicating that seedling disease negatively affected photosynthetic performance. Mesocotyl rot severity at V4 predicted crown rot severity at V6 at both locations, as well as crown rot at V6 and stalk rot at R6 at one location.

Comments

This is an article from European Journal of Plant Pathology 126 (2010): 343, doi:10.1007/s10658-009-9545-9. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

File Format

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