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Field and Greenhouse Studies on Pea Seed Treatments. John M. Kraft, Research Plant Pathologist, Vegetable Crops Production, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Prosser, WA 99350. Plant Dis. 66:798-800. Accepted for publication 25 January 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-798.

The main benefit to peas from seed treatment with fungicides was increased plant stand compared with the untreated control. Metalaxyl was as effective as any other fungicide or combination of fungicides tested to control seed rot and preemergence and postemergence damping-off. Root rot of peas was not affected by any seed treatment chemical tested in the greenhouse or field. Acetone infusion of fungicides into pea seed required less chemical than when applied in slurry.