In Iowa three destructive corn diseases attack the seed, namely, Dfplc·dfa dry rot, Baslsporlum dry rot and Gibberella dry rot. These dry rots are best known on the ear, but also may attack any part of the plant, lncluding the seed and seedling. The Injury to the seed and to the subsequent yield has been measured during the last six years in 25 counties and found to average 5 bushels per acre. These dry rot organisms llve over on the old stubble In the soil and on the seed and attack the next season's crop.
Melhus, I. E.; Reddy, C. S.; Raleigh, W. P.; and Burnett, L. C., "Seed Treatment for Corn Diseases" (1928). Circular. Paper 108.