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How to prevent seedling diseases

In Delta Farm Press

by Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas

Seeds from storage may carry seed rotting microbes. These microbes may have been carried into the storage from fields in the previous season. Moreover, secondary infection can also be caused from soil or water. Certain environmental conditions such as puddled spots also favor seed rotting.

Rotting seeds become mushy and may be surrounded by gooey substances or white moldy growth due to microbial activities. Continue reading