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Fusarium basal rot
Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae
- Bulb has watery brown decay starting at the base and extending up into the bulb
- Red to purple discoloration may be seen on bulbs early in the season
- A white fuzzy growth can often be seen on the rotted basal plate
- Leaves turn yellow to brown from the tip down and wilt
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- Sunken dark pink to maroon areas on roots
- Infected roots break off easily
- Leaves turn yellow with a reddish tinge from the tip down due to root damage
- Plants are stunted and may produce no to very small bulbs
- Commonly occurs mid to late season, in areas with poor soil
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- Bulb is soft and rotten from the base up
- In severely infected plants, leaves may be stunted, yellow from the tip down, and die
- Bulb has white, fluffy fungal growth
- Small, hard, black poppy seed like fungal structures form on infected bulbs
- Roots may be rotten or completely rotted away
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