Fusarium wilt

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A.M. Varela & A.A.Seif, icipe
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Minor Pest Title

Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. spinaciae)

Minor Pest Description

It is a wilt that is caused by a fungus. Plants can be affected any time after the three-leaf stage. Foliage loses its green luster, gradually wilts and turns yellow, beginning with the oldest leaves. The fungus is soil-borne and seed-borne. It commonly occurs where temperatures are fairly high. It can live in the soil indefinitely and rotation is not effective in its control.

Minor Pest What to do.
  • Use resistant varieties where available.
  • Use certified disease-free seeds.
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Pest Type
Host Plants