Seed Treatments for Disease Control

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  • 1 Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist-Vegetable Crops; Department of Horticulture, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.
  • 2 Associate Professor, Western Agricutural Research Center, Montana State University, Corvallis, MT 59828.
  • 3 Associatc Professor, Southern Experiment Station, University of Minnesota, Waseca, MN 56093.

Disease management is an important step in any crop establishment system. Emergence of field-seeded crops may take several weeks for many species and represents a vulnerable stage of plant growth. This paper considers various biological, chemical, and physical seed treatments for improved seed performance. The role of seed quality and cultural practices in seedling establishment also is reviewed. Multidisciplinary approaches to improving horticultural crop establishment are promising.

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