Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Rotation ineffective as verticillium control

Authors

Oen C. Huisman
Lee J. Ashworth

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Hilgardia 30(11):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n11p14. November 1976.

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Abstract

Verticillium wilt, caused by Verticillium albo-atrum, is a major pathogen of cotton and several other California crops. The pathogen is a soilborne fungus, attacking its host through the root system. It survives long host-free periods in naturally infested soil as micro-sclerotia, which are formed in infested host tissue. Incorporation of this host tissue into the soil and its subsequent decomposition are responsible for the inoculum levels of this fungus in the soil.

Huisman O, Ashworth L. 1976. Rotation ineffective as verticillium control. Hilgardia 30(11):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v030n11p14
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