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Aphanomyces Root Rot
Aphanomyces euteiches

  • Pea shoots are yellow, stunted and may wilt
  • The stem is brown and soft at the soil line
  • Roots have brown soft rotten spots
  • Most common in heavy wet soils
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White Mold
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

  • Stems, leaves and pods develop a soft watery rot
  • White fluffy fungal growth appears on infected plant parts
  • If the stem is girdled it turns dry and tan, the plants wilts
  • Inside dead stems are hard black sclerotia
  • Symptoms appear when plants flower
  • Common in densely planted, or low lying fields
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Acyrthosiphon pisum, Aphis fabae

  • Minor to moderate feeding on leaves does not cause any noticeable symptoms
  • Large numbers feeding on leaves can cause wilting or death of plant
  • Feeding on pods can cause them to curl, shrink, and partially fill
  • Plant may be stunted

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