Fusarium Rot

Fusarium roseum and other species

image of fusarium rot

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Fruit lesions begin as small corky cracks that develop into sunken necrotic lesions. Internal tissue near the site of infection becomes off color and corky. Fruit decay results in a firm, dry rot.

Cultural practices that decrease fruit contact with soil may lessen impact of this disease. Fungicides sprays may be beneficial in applied early enough.

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Publication Revised July 2009

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