2. Sterilizing seeds for germination. A hypochlorite solution sold under the trade name "Chlorox" is easier to use than the bleaching powder solution. Field corn soaked in Chlorox solutions at 5% and stronger for 1/2 hour completely controlled the molds but reduced germination. There was very little mold and normal germination at 3% and also at 2%. For genetic material a solution of 2 cc. of commercial Chlorox to 100 cc. of water is recommended, soaking the grains for 1/2 hour. Other hypochlorite solutions are on the market but may vary in the % of the active ingredient.

J. A. Rigney and C. R. Burnham