Rot

  • A big year for root rots

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    Foot rot caused by rhizoctonia.

    Foot rot and brown girdling root rot (BGRR) seem to be more common this year. If you see dying plants or plants with lower leaves dying off while other plants remain green, this may indicate abnormal root function. Dig them up and check the roots for rots and girdling.

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  • Diseases to look for while harvest scouting

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    Pre-harvest is a good time to scout for disease severity. The photo above shows severe sclerotinia infection. This article includes sclerotinia and various other diseases to look for.

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  • Disease update: Blackleg, sclerotinia, foot rot, clubroot

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    Sclerotinia could be bad this year but the window to apply fungicide has closed for most crops. Rhizoctonia foot rot, shown above, may explain some toppling plants. The weeks leading up to harvest are a good time to scout for blackleg and clubroot.

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