Disease Control

How to identify white mold in tomato production

White mold, or timber rot, is caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The photo on right shows a high tunnel tomato plant with main stem infected by white mold. Over time the entire plant... more »

Preparing for pepper anthracnose is a serious issue in New Jersey

Pepper anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum spp. has become a significant problem on some farms in southern New Jersey. Unlike in tomato, where symptoms are only present in mature... more »

Watermelon crop update in Florida includes gummy stem blight warning

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension agents have issued an alert for watermelon farmers in the Suwannee Valley region about a potentially dangerous disease that could impact their crop. Reports... more »

TomaTech cracks the code for ToBRFV-resistant tomatoes

Rehovot, Israel-based TomaTech Ltd., announced May 10 an advancement in the fight against the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which has caused significant economic damage estimated as much as billions of dollars in the... more »

Here’s how to deal with gray mold in lettuce

By the Yuma Center of Excellence of Desert Agriculture at the University of Arizona Gray mold of lettuce occurs most everywhere that lettuce is grown, but its prevalence varies depending on the particular environment of... more »

Florida strawberry growers concerned due to Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot disease

Pestalotiopsis-like species have been reported affecting strawberry worldwide. Recently, severe and unprecedented outbreaks have been reported in Florida commercial fields where leaf, fruit, petiole, crown, and root symptoms were observed and yield was severely affected.... more »

Louisiana’s warm, rainy weather brings vegetable plant diseases

Current weather conditions may present Louisiana vegetable growers with great challenges to combat plant diseases. ... more »

Odd damage to greenhouse watermelon transplants seen

There have been several reports of odd-looking damage to watermelon transplants being grown in greenhouses these past couple of weeks. The damage does not appear to be cold damage per se, but more of a... more »

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