Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/21/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2009
Citation: Hanson, L.E., Jacobsen, B.J. 2009. Fusarium Yellows. pp. 28-29. In Compendium of the Beet Diseases and Insects, 2nd edition. R.M. Harveson, L.E. Hanson, and G.L. Hein, eds. APS Press. St. Paul, MN. Interpretive Summary: Fusarium yellows of beet, caused by several species of Fusarium is a common problem in the western United States and an increasing problem in other beet growing areas. Symptoms, disease cycle, and disease management are discussed in this chapter.
Technical Abstract: Fusarium yellows, a disease caused by several Fusarium species, but primarily Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. betae, is a common problem in the western United States and also has been reported in several other parts of the world. The disease can cause significant reduction in yield and purity. The fungus also causes a stalk blight of beet planted for seed production. Symptoms include intervienal yellowing and vascular discoloration. Epidemiology and management strategies are discussed.