Verticillium wilt found in southern California alfalfa
AuthorsDonald C. Erwin
Rudolph A. Khan
Steve B. Orloff
Authors AffiliationsDonald C. Erwin is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside; Rudolph A. Khan is Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside; Amy Howell is Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside; Abdelaziz Baameur is Farm Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Riverside County; Steve B. Orloff is Farm Advisor, Los Angeles-San Bernardino counties.
Hilgardia 43(5):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n05p12. September 1989.
The disease has been found in alfalfa south of the Tehachapi Mountains, but not yet in the Central Valley of California. High summer temperatures do not seem to be a barrier to the fungus, and several alfalfa cultivars as well as cowpea were susceptible in greenhouse tests.
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