Belly Rot

Rhizoctonia solani

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Fruit surface in contact with the soil becomes watersoaked and whole fruit eventually becomes soft and mushy.

Cultural practices that reduce fruit contact with soil, or splashing of infected soil onto fruit are beneficial. Fungicide sprays may be required.

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Publication Revised July 2009

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