Sudden wilt of capsicum in tropical and subtropical Australia: a severe form of Pythium root rot exacerbated by high soil temperatures

@article{Stirling2004SuddenWO,
  title={Sudden wilt of capsicum in tropical and subtropical Australia: a severe form of Pythium root rot exacerbated by high soil temperatures},
  author={Graham Roy Stirling and Lacey M. Eden and Michael Ashley},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={357-366}
}
Sudden wilt is the major disease problem confronting the capsicum industry in tropical and subtropical Australia. Plants are healthy until fruit set, when they suddenly wilt and defoliate, producing small, shriveled and unmarketable fruit. Observations of apparently healthy and sudden wilt-affected plants in the field showed that root rotting was consistently associated with the disease. Isolations from rotted roots yielded over 200 fungal isolates, predominantly Fusarium spp., Pythium spp… CONTINUE READING

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