Plant Pathology, Disease Control of Fruit and Vegetables

Botrytis Fruit Rot / Gray Mold on Strawberry

  Botrytis rot, or gray mold as it is often called, is a serious disease in all strawberry production areas and is a disease of concern in most years. The disease is a problem not only in the field, but also during storage, transit, and marketing of strawberry fruit, due to onset of severe rot...
Frank Louws
Garrett Ridge
Jean Harrison
NC Coorporative Extension

Damping-off in Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

  Damping-off is primarily caused by fungi present in the growing medium. The fungi include species of Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Fusarium, Phytophthora, Sclerotinia, Sclerotium, Botrytis, and others. Germinating seed and seedlings, especially weak ones, are vulnerable...
Inga Meadows
Suzette Sharpe
Michelle Henson
NC Coorporative Extension

Geotrichum Sour Rot of Sweetpotato

  Geotrichum candidum can infect a number of different plants when the environmental conditions are favorable for disease. Reported hosts include, but are not limited to, soybean, strawberry, tomato, and peach. For a complete list of hosts please visit USDA Fungus-Host Distributions...
Lina Quesada-Ocampo
Madison Stahr
NC Coorporative Extension

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

  Table of Contents: Introduction Cost and Investment Analysis of Chardonnay (Vitis vinifera) Winegrapes in North Carolina Choice of Varieties Vineyard Site Selection Pruning and Training Canopy Management Pest Managgement Vine Nutrition Grapevine Water Relations and Vineyard Irrigation...
Barclay Poling
Sara Spayd
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Fusarium Wilt Affecting Chickpea Crop

  Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) contributes 18% of the global production of grain legume and serves as an important source of dietary protein. An important decrease in cropping area and production has been recorded during the last two decades. Several biotic and abiotic constraints underlie...
Warda Jendoubi
Mariem Bouhadida
Amal Boukteb
Mohamed Béji
Mohamed Kharrat

2013 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Guava (Psidium guajava)

  Table of Contents:  Guava Diseases Caused by Fungi and Stramenopiles Anthracnose Symptoms Causal Organism Disease Cycle and Epidemiology Management   Pseudocercospora Leaf Spot Symptoms Causal Organism Disease Cycle and Epidemiology Management   Guava Rust Symptoms...
Michael Merida
Aaron J. Palmateer
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

  Table of Contents:  Pathogens Host Crops and Plants Host Parts Affected Idenficiation Similar Diseases Favorable Environmental Conditions for the Disease Disease Transmission General Disease Management Disease Control for Conventional Growers Disease Control for Organic Growers...
Lina Quesada-Ocampo
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Diseases and Disorders

  Table of Contents: Objectives Introduction Healthy and Unhealthy Plants Abiotic Disorders of Plants Moisture Plant Nutrition Light, Temperature, Wind and Weather Plant Pathogens Fungi Bacteria Nematodes Viruses Parasitic plants Disease Development Spread and Survival of Pathogens The...
Mike Munster
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Bacterial Wilt of Potato in Ethiopia: What Should be Done?

  ▪ 80-90% Bacterial wilt (BW) prevalence was observed in major potato growing regions of Ethiopia ▪ Ralstonia solanacearum has been found at increasingly higher elevations (2500-3000 masl) ▪ Transmission of BW through latently infected asymptomatic tubers has played a role in the spread...
K. Sharma
E. Schulte-Geldermann
CGSpaceA Repository of Agricultural Research Outputs

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

  Central North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully provided you choose appropriate varieties and plant at the right time. The climate, the season, and potential pests all affect the selection of what and when to plant.
Lucy Bradley
Chris Gunter
Julieta Sherk
Liz Driscoll
North Carolina Cooperative Extension