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Blind Seed Disease

by Stephen C. Alderman

In blind seed disease, unfertilized or developing seed of susceptible grasses are infected by the fungus Gloeotinia temulenta, resulting in reduced seed germination. About 56 species of grasses are susceptible, including important forage and turf grasses. The disease occurs in all areas of production of cool season grasses for seed. A recent reappearance of blind seed in the United States has renewed interest in the disease.

This book will provide useful information to plant pathologists, plant breeders, extension agents, and regulatory agencies for research, diagnosis, and policymaking. Black and white, 36 pp.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Miscellaneous Publication 1567

September 2001

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