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Fusarium crown and root rot

Angela Orshinsky and Michelle Grabowski

M.Grabowski, UMN Extension

Plant wilted from Fusarium crown and root rot.


The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-lycopersici (FORL)

Host range

Tomato, pepper, eggplant, and a number of common weeds. The complete host range is not known.


Signs and symptoms

A. Orshinsky, UMN Extension

Lower stem infected with Fusarium crown and root rot.


Biology and disease cycle


Resistant varieties

There are some tomato varieties with resistance to FORL. In addition, susceptible varieties can be protected by grafting onto resistant varieties.

A. Orshinsky, UMN Extension

Yellowing of tomato plant leaves due to Fusarium crown and root rot.

Cultural control

Chemical control

There are no fungicides that are effective for managing Fusarium crown and root rot.


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