Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
Cold and wet planting conditions predispose corn seedlings to infection with soil-borne pathogens like Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp., and Pythium spp. Corn fungicide seed treatments are known to reduce soil-borne pathogen infection, and thus increase corn seedling vigor. Field performance of corn grown from seed treated with experimental fungicide seed treatment packs was evaluated.
Iowa State University
Rodriguez, Carlos and Robertson, Alison E., "Benefits of Fungicide Seed Treatment on Corn Establishment, Vigor, and Yield" (2008). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 736.