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  • Blackleg & Soft Rot 1

Blackleg & Soft Rot
Pectobacterium carotovora

  • Tuber flesh is white, soft and rotted. In severe cases the entire tuber rots away, leaving on the skin
  • Seed potato may rot in the soil, plants do not emerge
  • In severe cases, plant is stunted, with yellow and wilted leaves
  • Brown to black slimy sunken lesions on stems, most common starting at the soil line
  • Favored by cool wet weather
  • More information on Blackleg & Soft Rot...

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