Stewart's disease or bacterial wilt of Sugar Corn
Monthly Bull. Ohio Agric. Exper. Stat 9(5-6): 81-84
Stewart's disease has been the cause of a certain amount of loss to growers of sweet maize in Ohio, the reduction in yield ranging from 5 to 25 per cent. Field observations point to a very close correlation between early maturity and susceptibility to the disease. When infected seed is sown, the percentage of diseased plants is highest under conditions favourable to rapid germination and growth of the crop.