Species of Fusarium can infect many plants including: potatoes, peppers, eggplants, legumes and bananas.
Symptoms of Verticillium wilt can be very similar to Fusarium wilt.
What Causes Fusarium Wilt?
The Fusarium wilt pathogen is soil borne and can remain in infected soil for years. It can also be carried and transmitted in multiple ways, like:
- infected seed
- seedlings from infected soil
- the bottom of shoes
- shovels and equipment used in infected soil
- infected soil blown into the garden
Ideal conditions for Fusarium wilt include warm, dry weather and acidic soil pH (5.0 - 5.6)
There are tomato varieties that are resistant to fusarium wilt, but if they are weakened by root-knot nematode, they become more susceptible to it.
Plants infected with Fusarium wilt will be stunted and the earlier they are infected, them more severe the stunting.
Keep reading for more photos and descriptions of Fusarium Wilt symptoms and how to control it.