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Management of Fusarium crown and root rot of asparagus
- Elmer, Wade H.
- Crop protection 2015 v.73 pp. 2-6
- Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. asparagi, Fusarium proliferatum, Fusarium solani, pathogens, root crown, root rot, seeds, soil
- Fusarium crown and root rot of asparagus occurs wherever asparagus is grown. The pathogens Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. asparagi, Fusarium proliferatum, F. redolens, and Fusarium solani are ubitquitous in soil and on seeds. The review is structured to focus on management strategies that affect the three components of the disease triangle: pathogen, host, and environment. An analysis of each strategy is discussed in regard to knowledge gaps and future direction.