Pythium root rotCaused by: Pythium spp.
Problem Category: Fungal Disease
Symptoms: Above-ground, plants may be yellow and stunted; roots have obvious lesions and roots are discolored; root cortex will come away when pulled gently, exposing the white stele; can also cause damping-off of seedlings.
Comments: Fungus overwinters in soil and crop debris; disease emergence is favored by high soil moisture and low temperatures leading to low soil oxygen levels.
Management: Control of the disease relies on improving soil drainage or planting corn in areas where the soil is well-draining;
Control: spray 2 times 10% Cowdung+Asafoetida solution in 10 days interval.