Canola Damping Off Chickpea Seedling Root Rot Clover Fusarium Collar Rot. Crown Rot Daffodil Basal Rot Faba Bean Seedling Root Rot Fusarium Crown Rot Fusarium Root Rot Gladiolus Basal Rot. Lucerne Fusarium Crown Rot Lucerne Fusarium Root Rot Lentil Seedling Root Rot Lily Bulb Rot Passionfruit Collar Rot Pea Seedling Root Rot Turf Fusarium Patch Vetch Seedling Root Rot species Fusarium Description: In Daffodils it appears as a brown discoloration at the base of the bulb where roots emerge. It spreads up the scale leaves surrounding the bulb and occasionally pink fungal growth can be seen when the scales are peeled back. On planting, the bulbs rot in the ground or may produce a few straggly yellow shoots. The bulbs may also rot in storage if the temperature is too high.
Daffodils, Gladiolus, Passionfruit, Strawberry, Turf.
Species Affected: Biology: Life Cycle: Origin and History: Distribution: Common across the agricultural areas of WA. It is more common in pastures in dry conditions. Significance: Management and Control: Don't over water. Avoid nitrogen deficiency. Handle bulbs carefully to avoid damage. Apply fungicide.
Plant tolerant varieties. See
Clover Disease Susceptibility of Clover Varieties.
Don't plant Daffodils on infected areas for five years or fumigate the soil.
Daffodils Lift bulbs each year, remove outer scales and dip in fungicide as soon as leaves go naturally yellow. Keep bulb storage areas cool and store bulbs in wire baskets or well-ventilated situations. Don't use excessive quantities on nitrogenous fertiliser. The disease may be spread by hot water treatment used for nematode control so treat with fungicide after the bulbs cool down.
Keep bulb storage areas cool.
Gladiolus Dip corms or cormlets in fungicide.
Avoid damage to base of stem by cultivation or fertilisers
Plant runners that are certified as disease free.
Strawberries Fumigate affected areas before replanting. Related and Similar Species: References: 1205
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