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Research Project: Improved Strategies for Management of Soilborne Diseases of Horticultural Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: Verticillium wilt in the Pacific Northwest

Author
item DUNG, JEREMIAH - Oregon State University
item Weiland, Jerry
item PSCHEIDT, JAY - Oregon State University

Submitted to: Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Control Handbook
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/31/2013
Publication Date: 1/2/2014
Citation: Dung, J., Weiland, G.E., Pscheidt, J.W. 2014. Verticillium wilt in the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Control Handbook. p. 3-22 to 3-28.

Interpretive Summary: Verticillium wilt is a serious disease of many economically important agricultural and horticultural crops in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The disease affects herbaceous annuals and perennials as well as woody trees and shrubs. Plants affected by Verticillium wilt exhibit chlorosis, wilting, defoliation, and plant death. The disease can reduce the yield of agricultural crops as well as the lifespan of plants in landscapes and perennial cropping systems. Verticillium wilt is most effectively managed by the use of resistant crop species and cultivars, and by preventing the introduction of Verticillium wilt pathogens into production fields.

Technical Abstract: Verticillium wilt is a serious disease of many economically important agricultural and horticultural crops in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The disease affects herbaceous annuals and perennials as well as woody trees and shrubs. Plants affected by Verticillium wilt exhibit chlorosis, wilting, defoliation, and plant death. The disease can reduce the yield of agricultural crops as well as the lifespan of plants in landscapes and perennial cropping systems. Verticillium wilt is most effectively managed by the use of resistant crop species and cultivars, and by preventing the introduction of Verticillium wilt pathogens into production fields.