Inbreds resistant to smut
In the corn letter of September 13, 1934, we stated that we had several inbreds which were resistant to smut under field conditions here at Ithaca and that it seemed desirable to cross some of the more susceptible genetic stocks to these inbreds providing they proved resistant when grown at other stations. Hayes writes that they have made extensive tests for smut resistance at Minnesota and have inbreds which were resistant to smut brought from various localities. This material should be ideal for our purposes and Hayes has kindly offered to supply a limited amount of seed for testing next summer. We should like very much to send small lots of seed to four or five different stations. If you are willing to grow this material and note its resistance to smut under your field conditions, please notify this office.