Eggplant Verticillium Wilt Control – Treating Verticillium Wilt In Eggplants

By January 24, 2018Articles
By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist Verticillium wilt is a common pathogen among many varieties of plants. It has over 300 host families, spanning edibles, ornamentals and evergreens. Eggplant verticillium wilt is devastating to the crop. It can survive for years in soil and overwinter even in severe weather regions. Plants in the nightshade family, such as tomatoes, eggplant and potatoes are all adversely affected. The symptoms mimic those of several other diseases, so it is important to know them completely and make an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms for Eggplants with Verticillium Wilt Verticillium wilt in eggplants is caused by a fungus that lives and overwinters in soil for years. It not only occurs in nightshades but also cucurbits, evergreens, herbs, flowering ornamentals and even trees. The disease attacks vascular tissue, disrupting the movement of nutrients and water. Over time, the plant will become stunted, fail to produce useable fruit

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