What Is Black Rot Of Cole Crops: Learn About Cole Vegetable Black Rot

By January 22, 2018Articles

What Is Black Rot Of Cole Crops: Learn About Cole Vegetable Black Rot

By Amy Grant Black rot on cole crops is a serious disease caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv campestris, which is transmitted via seed or transplants. It afflicts primarily members of the Brassicaceae family and, although losses are usually only about 10%, when conditions are perfect, can decimate an entire crop. How then can cole crop black rot be controlled? Read on to find out how to identify the symptoms of cole vegetable black rot and how to manage black rot of cole crops. Symptoms of Cole Crop Black Rot The bacterium that causes black rot on cole crops can stay in the soil for over a year where is survives on debris and weeds of the Brassicaceae family. Cauliflower, cabbage and kale are the most affected by the bacteria, but other Brassica such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts are also susceptible. Plants can become inflicted with cole vegetable

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