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

Fusarium species


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.

Species Affected:

Daffodils, Gladiolus, Passionfruit, Strawberry, Turf.


Life Cycle:

Origin and History:


Common across the agricultural areas of WA.

It is more common in pastures in dry conditions.


Management and Control:

Don't over water.

Avoid nitrogen deficiency.

Handle bulbs carefully to avoid damage.

Apply fungicide.


Plant tolerant varieties. See Disease Susceptibility of Clover Varieties.


Don't plant Daffodils on infected areas for five years or fumigate the soil.

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.

Dip corms or cormlets in fungicide.


Avoid damage to base of stem by cultivation or fertilisers


Plant runners that are certified as disease free.

Fumigate affected areas before replanting.

Related and Similar Species:




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