Disease Control

Physiological leaf roll vs. growth regulator herbicide damage viewed

Leaf curling, cupping, and rolling in vegetables can be caused by virus diseases, aphid infestations, herbicides and growth regulators. We are currently finding physiological leaf roll and leaf curling due to exposure to growth regulator... more »

Southern bacterial wilt causing problem in vegetables

Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana and SE Texas has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops such as tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. Louisiana State University AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh... more »

EPA registration received for FMC Corp.’s fluindapyr fungicide

FMC Corp. received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for fluindapyr, a novel broad-spectrum succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor fungicide. Fluindapyr provides broad-spectrum activity against a wide range of destructive diseases in row and specialty crops, as well... more »

With rainfall so come phytophthora and pythium

Most of the region has finally gotten rain and pop-up thunderstorms making conditions ideal for pathogens such as phytophthora and pythium on spring-seeded and transplanted crops. Unfortunately, pythium and phytophthora blight can be found on... more »

A new strawberry disease tracked in the Midwest

A new strawberry disease has been found in Indiana and researchers are looking for samples from neighboring states to determine the extent of the problem. Figure 1. A leaf spot caused... more »

10 useful rules for fungicide applications

This is the time of year when vegetable growers may start to apply fungicides. Below I list 10 rules that will help vegetable growers apply fungicides effectively and safely. Apply fungicides prior to the development... more »

Southern bacterial wilt causing problem in Louisiana vegetables

Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops such as tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease is called... more »

University of Florida helps watermelon industry nip disease in the bud

And as consumers around the nation enjoy slice after slice of cool watermelon this summer, they can thank a dedicated network of Florida growers and University of Florida scientists for this refreshing warm weather treat.... more »

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